Amash: Sequester won't affect Mich. much

3:28 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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Rep. Justin Amash

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - U.S. Representative Justin Amash (R) Michigan, says that sequestration won't have much of an effect on the state - or nation.

Rep. Amash made the comments to WZZM 13 Friday morning at a political leadership forum in Grand Rapids

Rep. Amash says the amount of spending cuts in the sequestration are "a fraction of what is needed."

 "The compromise has to be that we reduce the size of government - both republicans and democrats understand that government is too big.  When we talk about how to do that we're flexible on the ways to do it but there has to be spending cuts - we can't keep going with the size of the government that we have  - it's crowding out economic propserity in this country."

Amash told WZZM 13 the only way the sequestrtion "can be made devastating is if the President concentrates it in certain areas - we hope that he doesn't do that but, in terms of the overall level, these aren't big cuts."

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