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  •  And that Rmoney would be elected (8+ / 0-)

    allowing them to gut the Medis and SocSec.
    They also figured the pressure from DoD and their complex on Obama, would give them leverage to keep the BTCs and restore military spending (the prize bacon of pork).
    But the sequester cuts to the DoD budget are about 10%. Over this past year, Pannetta and the Brass identified almost 5% of the budget that they felt should be cut, SHOULD be. Congress ended up increasing the military procurement above the Pentagon's request.
    So the sequester is not getting the kind of pushback the GOP expected from the MIC.
    Or if it is, it's doing it quietly and Obama doesn't seem to be sweating it.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:18:37 PM PST

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