(WWLP) - Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press, Gov. Deval Patrick talked about sequester cuts that are scheduled to go into effect this Friday.
$85 billion would be cut this year from a total federal budget of $3.8 trillion.
"First of all, this isn't about whether there are or are not going to be cuts," said Patrick. "The president's plan has cuts. In fact, to some extent deeper cuts than the sequester provides. It also has the closing of loopholes; some of the same loopholes that Speaker Boehner favored only a little while ago. And what we've seen is more of the same. The Congressional Republicans move the goalposts as soon as the president comes their way. He's got a plan on the table that has an awful lot of things they say they support. Put it to a vote. Because with Democrats and moderate Republicans it will pass and it will be good for the economy."
Sunday night on 22News at 11, we'll break down the impact that a sequester would have on Massachusetts and the nation.