Last night we reported about how Gov. Rick Scott co-signed a letter with two other Gulf state Republican governors calling on President Obama to do something about the federal sequester. The sequester has been in effect since March but is just now, and for the next six weeks, affecting the National Guard in a number of states.
Today the Democrats officially fired back, with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Steve Israel blasting Pinellas County Congressman Bill Young (and other GOP members of the House) for voting against alternatives to the sequester that Democrats floated earlier this year.
"We can turn off the furloughs, by turning on some compromise," Israel said, referring to previous Congressional attempts — that Republicans didn't find common ground with — by Democrats to turn off the sequester.