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Change: White House Urges Flexibility on Sequester Reductions

John147 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 1:02 PM
Obviously, sequestration only means an enforced 2.5% reduction. I can cut %10 out of my budget pretty quick and I probably would be better off for it but this administration would rather pick and choose the WORST options to cut in order to make the sequestration appear far worse than it actually should be. Anyone know if obozo has more secret service than any other prez and how big is the secret service team under obama?
Lars795 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 1:09 PM
But why, if something ever happened to him then we would have Joe! Even crazy Muslim radicals know better!

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...