Budget Fight

February 17, 2013 - 6:30 PM
In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, file photo provided by CBS News new White House Chief or Staff Denis McDonough speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. On talk shows Sunday McDonough said Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts, scheduled for next month, will have on America's middle class. He said the economy has been getting stronger over the past few months, and cited improvements in housing, the stock market and consumer confidence. McDonough also said the White House will push for what he calls a reasonable amount of spending cuts coupled with additional tax revenue. (AP Photo/CBS News,Chris Usher)