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  •  it's apparent to me that both sides wanted the (6+ / 0-)

    sequester, because ity gave both sides the opportunity to get something they could not get any other way---the Dems got cuts in defense spending, and the goppers got cuts in . . . well . .  everything else.

    Neither party is actually working towards removing the sequester (other than some lip service and some cosmetic PR reshuffling when necessary) because neither party actually wants to remove it.

    •  yes. (0+ / 0-)

      I pointed this out in december.  it is basically a BRAC(the base closure comission) for the budget. It allows both side to get cuts that they otherwise wouldn't agree to.

      •  excerpt everyone knew (2+ / 0-)
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        that if god forbid the sequester was actually allowed to happen, businesses and defense would be mostly spared.

        what's happening now was easy to see coming

        Banking on the American people to be able to sort all this out and declare the adult in the room the winner is a very big bet. -Digby

        by Boogalord on Thu May 02, 2013 at 10:58:22 AM PDT

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