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  •  Congress doesn't get to cherry-pick (0+ / 0-)

    how the cuts are implemented. That's why it's called the Executive Branch, because it executes the laws.

    Of course they wish they could dictate line by line, sub-subaccount by sub-subaccount, where the cuts are to take place -- so they could, for example, order the Pentagon to take the whole 10% or whatever their cut is out of health care for women and LGBT servicemen, and order the EPA to stop enforcing Regulation CQ1871Z, and the IRS to stop auditing anyone claiming an oil and gas preference and anyone on the following list of names of Republican donors, and so on through every agency.

    But it doesn't work that way, guys. Never has, never will. Give it up.

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