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Change: White House Urges Flexibility on Sequester Reductions

robert3539 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 2:47 PM
The Dems and obama are really scared. They must have some devastating internal polling data.
Troy103 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 4:14 PM
Yeah, their called mid-term elections. Conservatives have a real opportunity to punch back very hard in next years' mid-terms. If everyone stops all the infighting, we could win the back the Senate. If we do, the anointed one will go out in '16 with a whimper.

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...