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GOP: Finally, Obama agrees his
sequester idea was a bad one

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 2/16/2013 9:56:41 AM

Hello, I’m Martha Roby. [Snip] As you may know, a series of deep, across-the-board military spending cuts known as ‘the sequester’ will go into effect in less than two weeks. In his State of the Union address, President Obama himself admitted that these cuts were a ´really bad idea.´ What the President failed to mention was that the sequester was his idea, proposed by his administration during the debt limit negotiations in 2011. And now we in the House are calling on the president to join us in replacing his sequester with better, more responsible spending cuts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/16/2013 10:30:24 AM     (No. 9179871)

The Obama presidency is a bad idea too....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/16/2013 10:40:21 AM     (No. 9179904)

THE GOP should hang this around Obama´s neck and make it ring. Frankly, sequestration is a pinprick campared to the gross bi-partisan overspending in which our government engages. He´s the Chief Executive. Let him pick up the pieces, and let Americans think that government has at least swallowed one bitter pill to control its diseased fiscal urinary tract.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: reddfroge, 2/16/2013 11:26:51 AM     (No. 9180007)

dittos #1


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Reply 4 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/16/2013 11:27:33 AM     (No. 9180010)

Agree #2....Obamaquester?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/16/2013 11:57:01 AM     (No. 9180076)

I am with #2 and Mark Levin. The Republcans MUST hold firm. Do not rescue this guy. Stop with the incredibly wimpy, "...we are asking the President to join us.." stuff too. Statements like that continually coming from Boehner and Cantor reek of fear.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/16/2013 12:02:46 PM     (No. 9180087)

Republicans will crater.... They always do. Then they will conjour up some excuse as to how they really won. As they scurry off the stage whimpering to the moderates.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mws50, 2/16/2013 12:04:12 PM     (No. 9180090)

If I understand the sequester right, it reduces welfare programs by $600 billion over 10 years and defense by $600 billion over 10 years. If that is correct, we are only talking $60 billion a year from welfare and $60 billion from defense.

So... Instead of having a 1.2 trillion dollar deficit, we will only have a 1.08 trillion dollar deficit... The sequester appears to be chump change.

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