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View Diary: John Boehner finally concedes President Obama 'didn't want' the sequester cuts (104 comments)

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  •  You left out a critical point. It was the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, wishingwell

    who DEMANDED a triggering mechanism.  Sperling stated that the only such mechanism available would be....wait for it...sequester.  The GOP knew that as well.  So when they demanded a triggering mechanism, they knew they were demanding sequester.

    AND, they refused to include any revenue in the "triggering mechanism".  They insisted that it had to be all cuts.  That's why the President was able to shield Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security.

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