February 27, 2013 – WBUR 90.9
“All Things Considered” with
BOSTON — There’s still no deal in sight to prevent huge automatic federal government spending cuts from starting Friday, and many Democratic politicians warn the budget-cutting could be severe. But some congressional Republicans call that fear-mongering, so we wanted to get the perspective of a GOP lawmaker in Massachusetts.
State Rep. Vincent deMacedo is a Republican from Plymouth and a ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He told WBUR’s All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer that he believes the sequester cuts will have a profound effect, but he says they may be a bitter pill the country has to swallow to help tackle the national debt.
Vincent deMacedo: We’re spending over $100 billion more than we take in each and every month. We cannot continue to spend money that we don’t have, and so there is going to be some point of reckoning, and we can’t just keep doing this on the credit card because what we’re doing is we’re passing this debt on to our children and our children’s children.
The audio clip and an interview transcript is available here.