Obama: may take weeks, months to fix budget mess
Mar. 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it may take a couple of weeks or a couple of months to reach a deal to end Washington's battle over spending cuts.
The president spoke after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that go into effect Friday.
Obama says the cuts are "dumb and arbitrary" and he blamed them on Republicans in Congress.