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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:02 PM


This Is NOT The President’s Sequester. This Is A GOP-MANUFACTURED CRISIS. AGAIN.

questionall: Remember this when the shit hits the fan. If 218 House Republicans hadn’t voted Aye on ROLL CALL 677, the sequester would have died in Congress. ~



WITH NINE DAYS TO GO before $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts begin,
some Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling on Republican leaders to reconvene the House immediately and find a way to avert the spending reductions known as the “sequester.” Both the House and Senate are in recess this week. “This is an unnecessary self-inflicted wound on the United States economy,” Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D-N.J.) said in a conference call with other House Democrats to highlight some of the fears and adverse affects of the sequester they’re hearing about back home. “Congress should come back to Washington to fix the problem.”


Anyone want to bet that the Republicans don’t come back before Monday? And before you drink the Fox propaganda tea about this crisis being “Obama’s sequester,” let’s take a look at some FACTS from recent history:

STEVE BENEN: So, if we’re stuck in the argument GOP leaders insist on having, we might as well note they’re wrong about this, too. For Republicans, President Obama “proposed and demanded the sequester.”We know this isn’t true. Indeed, at the time, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) bragged about Republicans getting the sequester into the Budget Control Act.


JOHN AVLON: I happened to come across an old email that throws cold water on House Republicans’ attempts to call this “Obama’s Sequester.” It’s a PowerPoint presentation that John Boehner’s office developed with the Republican Policy Committee and sent out to the Capitol Hill GOP on July 31, 2011. Intended to explain the outline of the proposed debt deal, the presentation is titled: “Two Step Approach to Hold President Obama Accountable.” It’s essentially an internal sales document from the old dealmaker Boehner to his unruly and often unreasonable Tea Party cohort. But it’s clear as day in the presentation that “sequestration” was considered a cudgel to guarantee a reduction in federal spending—the conservatives’ necessary condition for not having America default on its obligations.


A slide from the final page of Speaker John Boehner’s Powerpoint to House Republicans on July 31st, 2011, obtained by The Daily Beast.



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Reply This Is NOT The President’s Sequester. This Is A GOP-MANUFACTURED CRISIS. AGAIN. (Original post)
Segami Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
Enrique Feb 2013 #2
TheKentuckian Feb 2013 #3

Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:11 PM

1. How typical of the Repugs to shit on America's living room carpet

...and then refuse to lift a finger to clean it up while try desperately with lies to blame someone else.

Republican 'family values' are right out of the moral cesspool.

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:39 PM

2. it was 269-191

i don't know what your roll call 677 is, but the debt deal passed 269-191 in the House, and passed the Senate, and of course was signed by Obama


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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. I think we are supposed to be pushing a frame, don't fret facts.

The mission is to fix blame.

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