Broun says he wants automatic budget cuts to occur - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Broun says he wants automatic budget cuts to occur

Posted: Updated:

By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun says he wants to see automatic budget cuts take effect next month despite warnings from the Pentagon that the cutbacks would devastate the military.

Two days after launching his campaign for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Saxby Chambliss, Broun of Athens said Friday he believes the automatic cuts are the only way federal spending will be seriously reduced under President Barack Obama. He told The Associated Press: "I want to see it go into place."

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is trying to head off $42.7 billion in automatic cuts. He said Thursday those cuts were designed to be "so nuts" that Democrats and Republicans would have to cut a deal on spending.

Broun says he's confident military funding would be restored later.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices