WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Republican House Speaker John Boehner delivered a verbal kick to the rear of the Democrats claiming they aren't doing enough to avert the government Sequestration that would go into effect on Friday.
A visible aggravated Boehnertold a room full of reporters on Tuesday, "We have moved the bill in the house twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their [behind] and begins to do Something!"
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was quick to respond to Boehner's comments saying, "I think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. We're doing our best here to pass something. The speaker is doing nothing to try and pass anything over there."
As the finger pointing in Washington continued President Obama took to his supporters in Newport News, Virginia visit.
At a campaign style rally in a shipyard the president warned of the hit some 90,000 Virginians would take should sequestration kick in on Friday.
"These cuts are wrong. They're not smart. They're not fair. They're a self inflicted wound that doesn't have to happen," President Obama said.
His words came as little comfort for those who oppose automatic spending cuts that will kick in if an agreement isn't reached soon. More than 85 billion dollars in cuts will slash the government's budget.
And even as the president visited would-be effected communities to spread this message those actions weren't free of criticism.
Speaker Boehner bashed the president's tactic of holding "campaign style" events.
"The president has been traveling all over the country and today going down to Newport News in order to use our military men and women as a prop in yet another campaign rally to support his tax hikes," he said.
Democrats want to replace the sequester with a mix of specific cuts and an increase in taxes by closing loopholes.Republicans, however aren't budging on tax hikes.
Meanwhile the clock keeps ticking towards the Friday deadline.