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  •  As long as the Sequester is hanging out there (2+ / 0-)
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    midwesterner, dewtx

    with big cuts in defense their leverage is constrained.  "My way or the Sequester" gives Obama a leg up in any negotiations.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

    by ratcityreprobate on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:07:48 AM PST

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    •  ratc - maybe (1+ / 0-)
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      nextstep

      There are many deficit hawks on the GOP side who would like to see the sequester applied and would swallow the defense cuts to get the total spending cuts.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:53:59 AM PST

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