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  •  Leverage (2+ / 0-)

    When you're dealing with people with no conscience, you need some leverage over them. If Obama were to get the power to decide where the cuts come from, he should go on a huge publicity tour, associating the legislators and their unwillingness to pay for government services with the cuts being imposed on their districts. Shut down the military facilities in the most red states first. Stop paying contractors in those red states. Stop paying for infrastructure projects that improve their lives and provide lots of jobs.

    But he needs to be ahead of Repubs, making it clear that this is punishment for them refusing to fund these government services. If they won't fund them, those areas don't get the services. Make the red states stop being net beneficiaries.

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