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Obama Flails as Republicans Stand Firm on Sequester

Daniel111 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:31 PM
You are wrong. The vast majority of polls show that Americans want to cut the government and think it does too much. The sequester is nothing. Much more cutting is required, and as you will see, 0 will be forced to do just that if he has any interest in his "legacy". Anyway, a better than fair legacy.
They're flailing. That's the impression I get from watching Barack Obama and his White House over the past week.

Things haven't gone as they expected. The House Republicans were supposed to cave in on the sequester, as they did on the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the year.

They would be so desperate to avoid the sequester's mandatory defense cuts, the theory went, that they would agree to higher taxes (through closing loopholes) on high earners.

But the Republicans didn't deal. They decided to take the sequester cuts and make them the basis for a continuing resolution funding the government...