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  •  I don't think they are bluffing but I don't (1+ / 0-)
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    askew

    think they can sustain a long sequester period.  Tea partiers will look to the impact on the economy as giving them some leverage on Obama.  However, the GOP caucus is far from unified or equally committed on the issue.  Any lengthy period of sequester gives Obama to sell his rather pragmatic proposals which will be popular.  This will make the GOP seem intransigent and extreme.  The beltway may think we have a spending problem but the rest of the country doesn't buy it, and certainly doesn't buy the GOP's approach to solving it.

    This GOP congress is not the most intelligent or tactful group of people.  That makes them less predictable.  As a result they are more likely to do stupid things that hurt the US economy before coming to terms with the limits of their power.

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:21:00 PM PST

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