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Obama Resists Simple Fixes for Sequestration Cuts

FedUp2012 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:08 AM
All parents know that the best way to deal with temper tantrums is not to cave in the the childish behavior. It is time for the people of this country to be the "adults in the room" and shut down this cry baby!!!!! This is the time for us to look at everyone in Washington, Democrats and Republicans, and decide who is actually representing the people of this country and not their own personal agendas. Since we don't have term limits for Congress, only WE THE PEOPLE can limit the terms of those who don't represent us. We need to clean house in 2014,
The little secret of sequestration is that the Obama administration could fix much of the problem pretty quickly. But it doesn't want to.

Congress tells executive branch agencies how much money they can spend and how they should spend it. Sometimes the instructions are broad, and sometimes they are quite detailed. Cabinet secretaries and lower-downs are bound to work within those congressional directives.

But if Cabinet officers want to spend the money differently, there is a long-established process for doing so: They ask Congress for permission. It happens all the time, with lawmakers routinely giving the executive branch the OK...