BHO manufactured this crisis he now calls “a meat cleaver approach”
In the midst of the blame game and threats emanating from the White House regarding sequestration — or automatic spending cuts — set to kick in March 1, 2013, let’s remember one thing: The idea originated with Barack Obama.
He used the issue as a political hammer to force Republican agreement as part of The Budget Control Act of 2011, establishing the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction of 12 House and Senate members to deal with cuts of approximately $1.5 trillion dollars over 10 years. The bi-partisan committee, on which former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl was a member, failed in its mission of writing deficit-reduction legislation.
Obama vowed to trim the budget Nov. 21, 2011, when he said this regarding Congress and automatic spending cuts:
“My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy off ramps on this one.”
This is Obama this past Saturday, February 23, blaming Republicans:
NewsMax’ Bradley Blakeman provides up-to-date, cogent analysis here.