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Interesting Article From 'The Hill' From Last Summer On Sequestration (Posted on 2/25/13 at 9:46 am)
It pretty much shows that the military cuts came from the WH and that people were requesting specifics about military cuts from the WH that would not be answered.
Ultimately, both parties bear blame because both parties nearly unanimously agreed to the deal in the House and Senate, but for Obama to claim no responsibility in this is laughable.
In total, sequestration will require $1 trillion in cuts over 10 years to reduce the deficit. Roughly half of those cuts would be made to defense spending.
Last week, Republicans began to pound Obama for not signing the transparency law, which was sponsored by House GOP conference head Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Texas), who had served on the supercommittee.
Hensarling urged the president to work quickly to avoid the cuts to defense.
"The American people deserve to know how their commander in chief intends to implement half a trillion dollars in cuts to our national security, which his own secretary of Defense compared to ‘shooting ourselves in the head,' " he said.
Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) had introduced a version of the bill in the Senate.
“Although OMB [the White House Office of Management and Budget] resisted our attempts to get this information, I’m glad the administration has realized its obligation to lay out for Congress and the American people just how the sequester would be implemented,” said Sessions, the Budget Committee ranking member.
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