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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:23 PM

5. It doesn't really matter who's idea it was

Congress, including the Republican-controlled House, passed it, Boehner and several Republicans voted for it (those that didn't, didn't largely because it didn't go far enough I believe) and even Boehner crowed that he got 98% of what he wanted and praised the sequester, so he and Congress at least co-own it. If they thought it was such a horrible idea, they could've stripped it out of the final bill but they didn't or they could've been more cooperative in the Super Committee or, hell, they could've NOT taken the debt ceiling hostage in the first place but, ultimately, it's law now, and so now they have to deal with it (or not, as they seem inclined at the moment). Their response appears to be to do nothing and (disingenuously) blame any negative outcomes on President Obama. It's all political theater (of the absurd) right now. Wake me up when it's all over!

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