GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as l...

GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

There are 1 comment on the Albany Times Union story from Jan 30, 2013, titled GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage. In it, Albany Times Union reports that:

Driven by frustration over deficits and debt, Republican conservatives are pushing a politically risky move to permit painfully large automatic spending cuts to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs alike in an effort to force Democrats into making concessions on the budget.

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Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Jan 30, 2013
The sequester $1.2 Trillion in cuts were the idea of the Republicans in the 2011 Budget Control Act.

We expect those cuts, why are they attempting to change what they agreed to hold Obama on, or are the now proposing to carve out the loopholes in the tax policy to generate more funding?

Does leverage mean do nothing in this case?

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