House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) appeared on CNN’s “Situation Room” yesterday evening to discuss President Obama’s sequester.
McMorris Rodgers: “We need the President, we need the Democrats to recognize that Washington, D.C. has a spending problem. And President Obama, today he's calling for raising taxes. Before we talk about raising taxes on hard-working Americans, we need to address the wasteful spending that we continue to see within the federal government.
“This year alone, we spent $2.2 billion on free cell phones in 2013. And the list goes on and on. And yet the Democrats are not recognizing we have a spending problem, or the impact of out-of-control spending on our economy.”