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  •  Armando, I would not be so sure about that. (2+ / 0-)
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    miracle11, Quicklund

    We do not know how the negotiations transpired between the President and Boehner when they were trying to do the Grand Bargain.

    I know there is a point of dispute about the sequester, with the GOP saying it was the President's idea.  In my view that is parsing.  The GOP demanded a trigger mechanism and voila!  Sequester.  As Sperling notes, it's like a mugger demanding you hand over your wallet.  You respond that you don't have any money in your wallet, but here's my watch.  Can the mugger then claim you gave him your watch?  Sure, I guess.  But it is still robbery.  

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