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Obama Resists Simple Fixes for Sequestration Cuts

Sarah266 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 10:50 AM
The Republicans need to get on the news and other media outlets and put this information on blast. Part of the reason Democrats keep winning is they are just better at getting out their spin.
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:04 AM
The GOP has no backbone for what you speak.,....I have suggest they get in the demos face like the demos do the repubs....never happen....put them in a sack, shake em up, pour em out and ya can't tell a repub from a lib.
Becca in TX Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:23 AM
olerocker-Several of them have had a lot to say, but you don't hear it anywhere but Fox and websites like this, so the only people that hear about it are people that listen to Fox and go to conservative websites. It's easy to blame everything on BOP lack of backbone, but that doesn't make it true.
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 11:44 AM
The only ones getting in the libs face have been O'Riley and Hannity.....the pols come on just to be on tv.
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...