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  • plmartintexas2012 plmartintexas2012 Feb 25, 2013 10:12 AM Flag

    Woodward in the Washington Post: Why is Obama Lying About His Sequester Plan?


    Associate Editor Bob Woodward, Washington Post - February 22, 2013

    "The automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government. Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on July 27, 2011.

    The final deal reached in 2011 included an agreement that there would be NO TAX INCREASES in the sequester in exchange for what the president was insisting on: an agreement that the nation’s debt ceiling would be increased for 18 months, so Obama would not have to go through another such negotiation in 2012, when he was running for reelection.

    So when the president asks that a substitute for the sequester include not just spending cuts but also new revenue, he is moving the goal posts. But that was not the deal he made."

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    • and if anyone wants to read the entire woodward article simply type "Obama’s sequester deal-changer" into the search box and you'll find it.

      woodward was very fair in his story and he laid it on both parties.

    • There is no lying in anything you have shown. Maybe you don't know words. The deadine is not here yet, is it.. In any case the Pres is doing a great jb, we need more revenue and cuts, a balanced approach just as he said. The Bush tax cuts for the rich were set to expire this year, so are the repubs lying when they want them continued? after all they signed for them to expire. Or is changing things only allowed on the repub side without it being a "lie?"

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    • When that's your handle, when you are recognized for your lying, you lie. BO sure wouldn't want to tell the truth, and ruin his reputation.

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