Obama’s Sequestration Bait And Switch
White House propagandist Greg Sargent says Obama, unlike the evil Republicans, is offering a compromise on sequestration.
<blockquote data-conversation=”none”><p>@<a href=”https://twitter.com/patjhynes”>patjhynes</a> You can’t spin away this fact: One side’s plan would avert sequester w/compromise; other side says *any* compromise is nonstarter</p>— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/303922522209005568″>February 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Here’s the thing, sequester was a compromise. Obama wanted a hike in the debt ceiling in 2011 and the GOP didn’t. The compromise was there would offsetting spending cuts for the debt hike. These cuts (not revenue increases, cuts) would be enforced, if push came to shove, by sequester.
Obama’s new taxes gambit is simply bait and switch. It’s not compromise, it’s bad faith.