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Change: White House Urges Flexibility on Sequester Reductions

jeffar Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 12:36 PM
First of all, the sequester is not a cut. It is just a reduction in the growth of projected future spending. Second, if the campaigner in chief doesn't like it than he shouldn't have asked for it and signed it into law. Congress called your bluff Obama. Suck it up and deal with it. This ugly baby is all yours.

In a reversal, the Obama administration is counseling federal agencies to fund ways to soften the blow of the so-called sequester "cuts."  The White House had previously worked assiduously to make the small spending reductions as feel as painful as possible, in service of their political narrative:

The White House budget office on Thursday urged federal agencies to be aware of ways they may be able to shield their long-term projects while implementing the sharp budget cuts that went into effect March 1. Agencies should avoid cuts that would harm...