Thursday, February 21, 2013

No Good Guys In the Sequestration Game

Who is responsible for this whole idea of sequestration? If you believe President Obama then the axe falls on the neck of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, namely John Boehner and Eric Cantor. According to Republicans the idea lands squarely in the lap of the president. Neither side of the aisle is budging, nor is either willing to take responsibility. Then there is the other little mess in the mix. A recent statement by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney places the idea for sequestration with the Obama team who used it to try and get the needed votes from both sides of the aisle to get a temporary economic bill through the House, the same bill that comes to a close on March 1, 2013. If congress and the president cannot come to some kind of a mutual agreement on the budget within the next eight days then the massive indiscriminate cuts demanded by sequestration automatically take effect, which will hurt common citizens and our military's ability to adequately protect the borders of this nation and carry out its objectives overseas.

I really don’t care who first put sequestration on the table for consideration. The fact remains that regardless of whose hair-brained idea it was both sides of the congressional aisle and the president obviously wanted it or it would have never passed the House in the first place.

There are no good guys in this economic, buck-passing fiasco. Mr. Boehner, the Speaker of the House is just as guilty of playing politics with the economy and security of this nation and the financial welfare of every American citizen as President Obama is and both need to be held equally accountable by the American public and the press.

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