Hollywood legend and Republican supporter Clint Eastwood
told CNBC that Washington gridlock is sending the nation racing towards another contentious debt deadline.
"It's almost like they don't give a damn," he said, in a "Squawk Box" interview that aired Friday.
The Oscar-winning director who's also known for his tough-guy roles asked rhetorically, "If they don't give a damn, why did they expect anybody else to?"
With the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" barely in the rearview mirror, President Barack Obama and Republican leaders are on the clock again, scrambling to compromise on a package to replace the already-postponed automatic government spending cuts due to kick-in next month.