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Sequestration By The Numbers

- February 26, 2013

In Fiscal Year 2013, The Cuts That Result From Sequestration - $85 Billion - Would Equate To A 2.3 Percent Cut To The Federal Government's Overall Budget, Or 2.3 Cents On Every Dollar That The Government Spends This Year. (Doug Elmendorf, "Looming Policy Decisions May Have A Substantial Effect On The Budget Outlook,"Congressional Budget Office, 2/6/13; "The Budget And Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2023," Congressional Budget Office, 2/5/13)... Continue Reading »

Research

Obama’s Ubiquitous Façade

- February 22, 2013

Obama: "I don't know why it is in this town folks leave stuff to the last minute. There is no other profession, no other industry where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems. And obviously, it creates a lot of uncertainty in our economy." (President Barack Obama, Interview With WJZ (CBS), 2/20/13)... Continue Reading »

Press Release

RNC Releases New Web Video "The Obama Sequester"

- February 21, 2013

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released a new web video "The Obama Sequester," showing President Obama's hypocrisy with the upcoming sequester cuts. The sequester came from President Obama and now he has decided to place blame on Congress rather than provide a solution of his own. He was for sequestration before he was against it.... Continue Reading »

Blog

Speaker Boehner Op-Ed: “The President is raging against a budget crisis he created”

- February 20, 2013

“A week from now, a dramatic new federal policy is set to go into effect that threatens U.S. national security, thousands of jobs and more. In a bit of irony, President Obama stood Tuesday with first responders who could lose their jobs if the policy goes into effect. Most Americans are just hearing about this Washington creation for the first time: the sequester. What they might not realize from Mr. Obama's statements is that it is a product of the president's own failed leadership…... Continue Reading »

Research

They Said It!

- February 12, 2013

SEN. ROGER WICKER (R-MS): "The President a few days ago proposed a 'balanced approach' to paying for sequestration in another way involving revenue increases and a different approach to making the budget savings. What would be the score of the President's proposal in this regard?" CBO DIRECTOR DOUGLAS ELMENDORF: "So Senator, we have not seen a specific proposal, so I don't know what it would be - " SEN. WICKER: "You know I haven't seen a specific proposal either, so it's hard to score that speech that the President made, isn't it?" ELMENDORF: "Yes, Senator."... Continue Reading »

Research

Obama Senior Adviser: Haven’t Talked To Congressional Leaders About The Obama Sequester

- February 12, 2013

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