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. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.