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“The President’s Sequester?”

Speaker Boehner has begun referring to the pending automatic across the board spending cuts as “the president’s sequester.” The folly of this rhetorical sleight of hand is hard to over state. His dead pan, almost boilerplate, delivery of this line makes it pretty obvious that even he doesn’t believe it. Ironically, there actually is a case to be made that President Obama is at least equally responsible for the severity of the impending cuts. Boehner’s weak rhetorical jab, however, only further obscures the likelihood of a more nuanced (and accurate) account emerging.

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