LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Despite a last minute White House meeting that went nowhere, Sequestration will actually kick in. It means $85 billion in cross-the-board federal spending cuts. Democrats are calling it a disaster. Republicans call that hype.
When asked why he didn't just lock the doors until an agreement was reached, President Obama said, "If Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are saying we've got to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway."
When McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, arrived at Louisville International Airport Friday afternoon he shot back at the president.
"The Sequester, by the way, was his idea," said McConnell. "We all agree it's not the best way to reduce spending, but it's time we did that. Washington has a spending addiction and it's time we deal with that addiction."
McConnell said Republicans will not negotiate with the administration until it finds a responsible way to curb federal spending.
President Obama said Republicans are being unreasonable and the Sequester will have a negative impact on the growth of the U.S. economy.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanMore >>
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:03:49 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>