With across-the-board federal spending cuts set to take effect next week unless Congress and President Barack Obama strike a deal, three local House Democrats urged Republicans Thursday to abandon their cuts-only approach to deficit reduction and support closing tax loopholes and deductions for corporations.
Democratic Reps. Ted Deutch of Boca Raton, Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach and Patrick Murphy of Jupiter appeared together at a news conference at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to decry the “devastating” and “mindless” cuts scheduled to come March 1 as a result of budget legislation passed by Congress and signed by Obama in 2011.
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