Washington, DC(WFRV)--Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson says frustrations are mounting in Washington DC.
He blames the President for treating this time before sequestration like a campaign, and not working with Congress to find a solution. President Obama warned workers at a Virginia shipyard - they may have to stay home without pay - if Congress doesn't step in to stop automatic budgets cuts.
However, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is pointing the finger at the President.
Says Sen. Johnson, "He's just threatening all kinds of devastation and all kinds of bad things when what he really ought to be doing is working with Republicans to make sure he and his agency heads have the flexibility so he can minimize the destruction as opposed to maximize the pain for the American public."
Johnson says these across- the -board cuts are one of the only ways to work on the deficit - without raising taxes. And while that may mean a nearly 29-million dollar drop in federal funding for programs in Wisconsin, we'll have to learn to do more with less.
Says Senator Johnson, "There may be some disruptions and other things that may not be pleasant for those people who don't get that type of funding, but when we run deficits that's run 4 trillion dollars, when we really have the future prosperity of our children at stake, to rely on the federal government for ongoing funding is not a particularly good bet."
The President wants to see a mix of new tax revenue and targeted spending cuts.
Senator Johnson says Republicans will not vote to increase taxes, and does not expect a deal by Friday.