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President takes case to the road on sequester

Updated: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 10:52 PM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - There are three days left before automatic, across the board spending cuts are scheduled to kick in.

The President has been taking his message on the road, while Republicans in Congress are accusing him of using scare tactics.

President Obama visited a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia on Tuesday.

He warned that civilians who work on Navy ships could face layoffs if $85 billion in automatic budget cuts kick in on Friday.

THe main sticking point between the White House and Congressional Republicans is taxes.

Republicans agreed to raise taxes in the fiscal cliff deal last month, and they say that's enough.

They're also criticizing the President for taking his message on the road.

A Pew research poll shows that more than 6 in 10 Americans think the automatic cuts will have a negative effect on the economy.
President takes case to the road on sequester
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