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Change: White House Urges Flexibility on Sequester Reductions

Smitty41inPB Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 2:01 PM
Cook County IL institutes $25 tax on every gun sale. apparently poll taxes are kewl again

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...