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Sequestration Depression
American Spectator, by Matt Purple

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/20/2013 9:18:31 AM

With budget sequestration only nine days away, it looks like lawmakers are going to hold hands, plug their noses, and take the plunge. Washington, after years of talking about its budget problems, will finally set aside short-term political concerns and slash spending. At last some backbone – some gumption – from our elected officials. Huzzah, gentlemen! If only it were that dramatic. Instead the politics of sequester are shaping up to be as demoralizing as anything else in Washington. Greg Sargent, in his usual morning dervish of GOP bashing, got a lot right yesterday

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The new Republican Establishment motto:

"Hey, don´t blame us. It´s Obama´s fault."

Sound familiar?

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/20/2013 9:27:18 AM     (No. 9186489)

One more reason we need a new party and to replace everyone in DC.

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