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Rep. Collins: President’s answer to sequestration is like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

By Lucas Tomlinson

Reminding viewers of John Hughes's 1986 classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and Ben Stein's famous classroom roll call, "Bueller... Bueller... Bueller," Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said the president's only answer to the country's fiscal crisis is "Taxes... Taxes... Taxes."

On "Power Play with Chris Stirewalt" Collins said the president is to blame for first creating and then failing to avert the automatic reductions to increases in federal spending set to begin Friday. Collins would like to see the president "stop the road show...and travel a little over one mile to Harry Reid's office and say 'Let's get something done here.'"

When asked about the expiration of legislation funding the government in lieu of a budget on March 27, Collins said he favors preserving spending rates in the so called "sequester" because "we cannot continue the spending levels we are on."

Collins did not sound optimistic about the president helping Congress solve the sequestration issue. "This president is out of touch with reality if he doesn't think we have to deal with spending."