The White House on Sunday sought to pressure Republicans to “come to the table” to strike a deal to avert sequester cuts slated to hit at the end of the month.
In a blog post on the White House website, senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer argued the cuts would affect the nation’s job creation, national security, and economic growth.
Pfeiffer took aim at congressional Republicans, blasting their call for offsetting cuts as a “my way or the highway approach.”
The two parties are split on how to best address the $85 billion in automatic cuts. Democrats, including President Obama, have said they want to offset that amount with a mixture of spending cuts and tax revenues gained by eliminating certain deductions and loopholes. Republicans have said they are unwilling to accept new taxes as part of a deal.