Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the looming automatic slashing of federal spending under an impasse between Democrats and Republicans illustrates how Washington is a "mess compared to the states."
Snyder's office released comments Monday that Snyder made to C-SPAN. The Republican is attending a National Governors Association meeting in Washington.
The White House announced Sunday that Michigan faces about $140 million in losses if an automatic federal budget cut takes effect Friday.
The cuts include $67.7 million in gross pay to 10,000 civilian Defense Department employees in Michigan and $42.2 million to K-12 and disability education programs in the state.
Snyder says the economic mess in Washington "is holding back a lot of investment" and keeping business people "on the sidelines."