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  •  Folks, this is easy to explain to people: (0+ / 0-)

    The sequester is a penalty in a compromise that only ever got instituted because the Republicans insisted on austerity as the price of raising the debt ceiling.

    In other words, if these jackasses had just stuck with the status quo, there wouldn't be a sequester!  It was entirely the result of the debt ceiling fight, because something needed to be there to force the Republicans and Democrats to hold true to the promise to come up with a plan later.  However, Republicans weren't willing to compromise on anything, so that's why the Sequester is hitting.

    In short, it's there simply because the Republicans weren't mature enough, either at the beginning of this Congress, or the beginning of the last one to come to sensible compromises with anybody else.

    Republicans have no one else to blame if the sequester comes in and gores all their sacred cows in the defense establishment.  They're simply too adolescent and stupid to come to a rational deal with Democrats.

    Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

    by Stephen Daugherty on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:21:55 PM PST

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