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View Diary: If Republicans hate the sequester so much, why won't they get rid of it? (105 comments)

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  •  Both sides are hypocritical, in my opinion (1+ / 0-)
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    The President is being hypocritical for complaining that something his administration proposed is now unacceptable, and the House Republicans are equally hypocritical in complaining about something they agreed to go along with.  

    Neither side has any standing to complain about the sequester, since they were both complicit in putting it in place.  

    •  Both sides ARE to blame (0+ / 0-)

      I can't argue that point and, yeah, both sides are being somewhat hypocritical about the whole thing but if they seriously wanted it to go away, all they have to do is pass a quick bill eliminating the sequester.  Republicans, however, seem to think that they now have President Obama and the Democrats over a barrel.  What happens if the sequester goes into effect remains to be seen.  I ultimately will hold the Republicans more responsible for whatever mess occurs as a result of the sequester, however, since they decided to pull the hostage-taking over the debt ceiling that prompted the creation of the BCA in the first place.  If the Republicans had wanted to be responsible about cutting spending, they would've raised the debt ceiling and kept working separately with President Obama and Democrats on spending cuts (and accepted some revenue increases).  We have GOT to get Republicans out of any serious control of Congress or we are simply doomed.  :puke:

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