The more immediate problem is what to do about the sequester and its $85 billion in across-the-board cuts to defense and nondefense spending.
”As this pain starts to gradually spread to communities affected by military spending, to children who need mental health services, to people who care about our border security, I believe that more Republican colleagues who are concerned about this harm to their constituents will choose bipartisan compromise on revenue-raising tax reform with serious entitlement reform,” Sperling said on ABC’s “This Week.”
[We can’t mention Sperling without noting that his feud with Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward over the sequester’s paternity seems to have sputtered out. On ABC’s “This Week,” Sperling called Mr. Woodward “a legend,” and he described their relationship as "very friendly and respectful." On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Woodward said he’d be inviting Sperling over for dinner. “I'm going to invite him over to my house if he'll come and hopefully he'll bring others from the White House, maybe the president himself,” he said. “You know, talking really works."]