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Call Obama’s sequester bluff
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/7/2013 10:09:41 PM

For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That’s because on March 1, automatic spending cuts (“sequestration”) go into effect — $1.2?trillion over 10 years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense. The idea had been proposed and promoted by the White House during the July 2011 debt-ceiling negotiations. The political calculation was that such draconian defense cuts would drive the GOP to offer concessions. It backfired. The Republicans have offered no concessions. Obama’s bluff is being called and he’s the desperate party. He abhors the domestic cuts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/7/2013 10:18:23 PM     (No. 9164760)

It´s called testicular fortitude Dr.K and we´ll see who has it in short order, won´t we?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/7/2013 10:20:28 PM     (No. 9164765)

Would that any of current leadership had balls of any sort.
Alas, please salute us as we bend over, Sire Obama...
Signed:
Boehner
Cantor
Flake
McCain
Graham

Way too much etcetera...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinons, 2/7/2013 10:31:10 PM     (No. 9164776)

Obozo is probably crapping in his pants now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/7/2013 10:41:51 PM     (No. 9164789)

This would require that Republicans have courage... So, it won´t happen.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 2/8/2013 1:05:31 AM     (No. 9164892)

The dims sure were trying to lay a guilt trip today about sequestration during the hearings. I guess they are worried about their own guilt to blame this on republicans when they should be aiming their fire at the WH.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/8/2013 1:30:46 AM     (No. 9164900)

$1.2 trillion over 10 years is nothing...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/8/2013 2:13:48 AM     (No. 9164912)

Plenty of us blame everything on the Republicans also. Sometimes I think it is the only thing some can see both sides of.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/8/2013 4:03:40 AM     (No. 9164944)

The GOP has been passing legislation to limit the cuts to critical programs like SS & military pay, s Obama can´t use them as clubs.I really think the GOP is ready to accept sequester & I think it´s fabulous.

If Obama & the Dem congress can´t pass an across the board 10% spending cut... based on 2012 spending... then take the %600B hit.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 2/8/2013 5:03:54 AM     (No. 9164971)

...time for "tough love", for the sake of OUR country...

...and everytime the D´s cry for the children and the needy, expose the fallicies...



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