Monday, February 18, 2013 5:59pm EST
NO PROGRESS ON SPENDING CUTS: With less than two weeks until blind, automatic spending cuts come in to effect, both sides of the aisle have entrenched themselves in their positions. Republicans and Democrats are no closer after the most recent proposal and more members of Congress are starting to believe that the cuts will happen.
NEED TO GOVERN FOR THE FUTURE:
No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon says it is time for this country to get serious about our growing debt. But to tackle problems like this, lawmakers need to lead. One of the first steps is to acknowledge that there is a problem. Then, leaders must come together and tell the truth, govern for the future, put America first, be responsible and work together to solve that problem: Mark McKinnon for The Daily Beast: Welcome to Debt Anonymous: Why America Needs to Act Now
BEST WEEK IN WASHINGTON:
After getting 40 members of Congress to wear the problem solvers pin at the State of the Union address, MSNBC panelist Susan Del Percio said that No Labels had the best week in Washington last week. Watch the video here:Youtube: No Labels has best week in Washington
PRESIDENTS DAY: Happy Presidents Day
. Our country has had some great leaders throughout its history. We can only hope today's leaders look back to some of the best examples to find out how to work across the aisle to solve problems.
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Sen. Angus King says that elected officials need to spend more time together, Jon Huntsman appeared on Andrea Mitchell and listen to Co-Founder lia Borders on The Jerry Doyle Show.
“No Labels shares Senator Snowe’s frustration with the polarization and gridlock that is gripping Capitol Hill,” said No Labels co-founder Mark McKinnon. “Too many competent legislators have retired from Congress for the same reason as Senator Snowe. They’re sick and tired of being trapped in a rotten system.”
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, we talk about negotiating an immigration deal and the downfalls of governing by crisis.