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    Actually Obama Does Want Sequestration to Occur

    This makes major sense to me.
    http://www.marketshadows.com/2012/11...ver-the-cliff/

    This would guarantee him to retake the House in two years.

    But I digress. Here is why our leader has no desire to settle this affair before it gets put into effect.
    • It will impose tax hikes on everyone who pays federal income taxes (not just the 2%)
    • It will cut entitlements without his having to support the actions
    • It will reduce defense spending without him ‘looking soft’ as Commander-in-Chief
    • It will end the ‘Bush Tax Cuts’ automatically
    • It will probably slow economic growth (GDP)
    Why would our President want these things to take place?
    • He would get the extra tax revenues to use without being blamed
    • He could not be held accountable for breaking his ubiquitous pledge to never raise taxes on the bottom 98%
    • He would not be the one cutting entitlements, it would be ‘out of his hands’
    • He prefers to cut defense spending rather than social programs
    • He can later ‘give back’ tax cuts to the Middle Class
    • He can then call them the ‘Obama Tax Cuts’
    • He can blame those damn ‘Obstructionist Republicans’ for the next recession
    For B-Rock the Sequestration is a ‘Dream Act’ to accomplish many of his goals and dreams without any accountability. Every negative can be blamed on the Republicans even as he allows his stated preferences to be overridden by the forced actions imposed on him.
    We haven’t seen political agility this devious since Bill Clinton asked everyone what the meaning of ‘is’ is.

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    With the MSM in his pocket, he could murder children, drink their blood, and the American people would still vote for him.

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    I don't know about that but it definitely appears to me that sequestration is the perfect lever to get rid of the Republican House and take full control of the government. Look at how good Clinton was at demagoguing the Republicans and multiply that by a factor of two because you have the Senate to help you out as well.

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