Obama formally orders deeply destructive cuts, blames Congress

So, Obama reduces the deficits, cuts defense, makes some unpopular decisions – and lets all the blame fall on the Repubs. Both now and for a slowing recovery.

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama formally ordered broad cuts in government spending on Friday night after he and congressional Republicans failed to reach a deal to avert automatic reductions that could dampen economic growth and curb military readiness.

As the United States staggered into another fiscal crisis, the White House predicted that the spending cuts triggered by the inability of Obama and lawmakers to forge a broader deficit-reduction agreement would be “deeply destructive” to the nation’s economic and national security.

“Not everyone will feel the pain of these cuts right away. The pain though will be real. Beginning this week, many middle-class families will have their lives disrupted in significant ways,” Obama told journalists after his meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders.

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4 thoughts on “Obama formally orders deeply destructive cuts, blames Congress

    • Yep.. but my point here was this; Obama does the unpopular but necessary stuff, and the blame goes to the Repubs.
      He could even put all sorts of slowing recovery onto the Repubs after this.

      More judo politics by Obama….

  1. The President has been much better with the media…..

    Lets hope that NOT tommany people get their jobs and hours cut….

    As for the GOPer’s?

    They ain’t gonna give in to soon for tax increases…..They’ll probabaly punt as usual…

    • Yep… but for the long term politics of this, and for the voting blocks of 2016, the Repubs are losing badly I think..

      It’s hard to see how they’ll get into power again..

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