On Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest coming out of Washington.

The deadline for the budget sequestration is getting closer each day, and if nothing is done, it will result in a large number of across-the-board cuts to government agencies. Neugebauer said sequestration is not the best way to cut spending, and that he would much rather prefer to cut out wasteful programs as opposed to across-the-board cuts. However, he emphasized that these spending cuts do need to happen, in spite of the method.

"We can't take anything off of the table. We have to look at every corner of the way we spend American taxpayers' money. But, we have to have these cuts, otherwise we're going to get to a point where we can never pay this money back and we'll have to have huge taxes in the future just to be able to pay the interest on what we've borrowed."

Neugebauer added that, unfortunately, the debt in this country has increased so much under President Obama that simply cutting out fraud and wasteful programs wouldn't be enough to balance the budget. He warned that the country will probably have to make more difficult choices, like sequestration, later on down the line if this trend continues.

You can listen to Congressman Randy Neugebauer Mondays at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News on NewsTalk 790 KFYO.