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Response to James48 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:52 PM

31. #6 classic

#6 on the list is that this is classic politics, and really budgetary conflict 101. You are forced to cut, so you propose cuts in the most painful of places. This incentivizes the budgeting authorities to either reconsider the cuts, or dictate the "less painful" cuts themselves. Either way, THEY bear the blame for whatever cuts are realized.

Basically this is "put up or shut up" on the part of the DoD. Congress either proposes what cuts THEY want to happen, or the DoD will ensure that the most politically painful cuts are implimented as part of sequestration.

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