Bloomberg also weighed in on the sequester debate, minimizing the impact on New York City — he said police would still show up for work on March 4 — but he also said he believes that it isn’t a smart way to go about the nation’s business. He said leaders should come together to figure out how to spend less money, particularly on the entitlements that he said threaten to bankrupt the country.
But he dismissed the blame game over the sequester, saying the House, Senate and the president all own it, and they all thought it “was a good idea. ... They all have to live with it.”
He said there seems to be a lot of “posturing” about how bad the cuts will be, but said the sequester’s meat ax approach isn’t good for the country.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.