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  •  do you think that's what jed meant by (1+ / 0-)
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    obama could delay the effects himself?  that caught my attention.

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:46:27 AM PST

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    •  I think it's more that (1+ / 0-)
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      The overall budget has to pass the congress, but there's has a lot of leeway in how that money is used. He can re assign monies within cabinet departments, and shuffle things a bit.

      Not with everything, of course, but there are some things he can decide without congressional input.

      •  I believe that is correct. (0+ / 0-)

        He has some discretionary funds, emergency stuff that he can move to cover the few real deadfalls in the sequester, the UI and DocFix in particular. The rest of the sequester comes on more slowly and adjustment can be made, parts of it rolled back, levels bargained down, et cetera.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:48:21 AM PST

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