<quoted text>Did you forgot who introduced the sequester? Obama did! But you don't want to remind people, or even yourself of that.
The deficit is being reduced? I wish I had what your smoking. What proof do you have of that? I'm making less but being taxed more. Can you explain to me why that is. My work insurance cost more and covers less. Why is that?
You speak like the president. You use great phrases without having proof. Sadly so, most people don't know the difference.
One more thing about the sequester. Obama was trying to scare everyone about not passing HIS sequester but now he is saying most people will not notice. His scare tactic didn't work so he is back pedaling. Doing what he does best!
By the way, what left wing media did you copy and paste this from? At least learn to think and say your own words!
I don't 't know where some of the Republicans are getting their info at or why they are trying to re-write history of the events leading to the sequester, but I remember what happened pretty well. Watched a lot of what was going on LIVE on C-Span. Basically, the repubs were holding the country hostage, threatening to default on debts already OKed in both houses of Congress, so the Obama administration was forced to do something along the lines to sequester because the GOP threatened how it was willing to renege on the trust that the federal government would pay its bills.
The repubs used the debt ceiling by threatening to default as a tool to force the White
House to make cuts in spending, so sequester would NEVER have been suggested if not for this threat of default. BOTH sides
agreed to take the next step together! Democrats wanted the Bush tax cuts repealed and the Repubs wanted to repeal Obama's health care law. That was too much for both sides, so they settled on cuts for security spending,( a pain for republicans) balanced by cuts for domestic spending
(pain for democrats). Both parties thought they could reach an agreement before the deadline so these cuts would not take place. Even Eric Cantor said, "tonight the House prevented default and boosted economic certainty by insuring America pays its bills while we start getting our fiscal house in order."
He went on to say he didn't think the sequester would ever happen because he was confident an agreement would be reached by the deadline,( I believe the republicans also thought an agreement they really could like would be reached long before March because by then, they figured a President Romney , and possibly a newly controlled Republican Senate, would get them all the changes they wanted!!)
So, republicans cannot hide from this acting like Obama shoved it down their throats, because at the time, they 'crowed' how they won a great victory.
Boehner stated he got 98% of what he wanted, so republicans really felt they got the best deal and got the best of the Democrats. They need to owe up and shut-up! When you vote for something, sign it, that means you support bit!
One other thing about the sequester is that no one---Obama, the Democrats or the Republicans ever thought it would come to this. They thought they would reach a deal long before this, but of course, haven't. Obama sill does not want it to happen, but now the Republicans do.