Former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour says he expects the GOP to allow sequestration to occur, and that the party should see it as an important step toward fiscal responsibility. “I hope and believe that Republicans will allow the sequestration to go into effect, so that we can start down a path of trying to get control of spending and reduce the deficit,” Barbour explained on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto last night.
Barbour also emphasized that the sequester cuts would be marginal and insignificant. “We’re talking about a tiny, tiny fraction of the federal government,” the former Mississippi governor said. “The American people know the government can save 3 percent in a heartbeat.”