1. Sequestration 2013: John Boehner Has Flip-Flopped On Sequester Views
Katrina L. Rogers
It’s that time of year again — you know, when our government is scheduled to financially shut-down because our elected officials in the District of Columbia refuse to play nice and put the American people ahead of partisan politics. This time, unless Congress acts before March 1, we’re headed for a sequester that will have substantial economic impacts across the country — and globe. First, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was for this happening and now he’s against it.
Boehner has made his press rounds blaming President Obama for the pending sequester — automatic cuts that affect families, seniors, children and our people in uniform — but what he’s failed to mention is that in 2011, he was in favor of the move, citing it as a means to hold President Obama accountable and to limit his spending.