Forced budget cuts could imperil range of DOJ priorities, Obama warns

President Barack Obama has called on Congress to prevent severe federal budget cuts from taking effect on March 1, saying the middle class, the economy and a number of basic Justice Department priorities would suffer as a result.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    Fewer meritless, anti-business government lawsuits? That sounds like a pretty good little stimulus package in itself.

  • ponsoldt

    "doj priorities"? what are they? prosecuting whistleblowers? drafting drone killing memos? the holder doj budget, based on performance, should be cut.

  • David D. Murray

    Sure, more government mismanagement . . . cut the things the American people need, but keep the dollars rolling to fight overseas wars and prop up puppet governments. When are the American people going to wake up and begin to run this country as a "democracy"? . . . . My view? Never. This country is doomed because of the political process.

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