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  •  True: (21+ / 0-)

    The sequester with its radical budget cuts is exactly what Republicans claim to want, but having it "thrust upon them" they can claim they aren't responsible.  

    As usual, Republicans are getting exactly what they've asked for and are complaining about it loudly.

    We do not forgive. We do not forget. The whole world is watching.

    by Tracker on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 05:42:37 AM PST

    •  This was really BAD planning from Obama/Dems (8+ / 0-)

      JS is dead right.
      I'm still scratching my head over this: Obama and the Dems were saying that the result of he taxcuts were so bad that the Republicans couldn't/wouldn't live with them.
      Its almost like the Repubs laid out the bait and the Democrats hippety-skipped right into it.
      They got huge taxcuts and we got bupkes.
      Are our leaders  stupid?? (answer: jury still out)
      I'd sure like to play poker with Obama, I'd take everythig he's got

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:16:22 AM PST

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      •  They weren't actually fooled ... (5+ / 0-)
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        ... they knew Republicans wanted deep cuts in discretionary spending on things like parks, education and programs for the needy. The incentive for the Republicans to deal was supposed to be the across-the-board cuts in defense spending. The miscalculation was in believing the Republicans would rather raise taxes a little more on the wealthy than allow those defense cuts.

        I vote we run Rick Scott out of Florida on a high-speed rail.

        by ObamOcala on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:15:21 AM PST

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        •  The news this morning said that Republicans (2+ / 0-)
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          were coming up with bills to keep funding to the MIC and some other agencies (probably the ones like Homeland Security and food inspection and TSA) funded, but I'm not sure if this referenced the discussion yesterday here on Kos about making all the sequester's effects shoved over onto the agencies they don't like or if they actually were planning on increasing the debt just to keep their favorites fully funded and they wouldn't be making extra cuts to the social programs that help people live.

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