Defense Spending Cuts 2013: Should Obama Worry Sequester Effects Could Shape His Legacy?

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February 21st, 2013

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

With a little more than a week to go before the across-the-board automatic spending cuts known as the sequester slashes billions from the military, the White House and Congress are still at an impasse, with fingers pointed at each other…

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“It’s an elaborate game of chicken. Obama doesn’t have to go for re-election again. They do. The Republicans have to be pretty uneasy about that. In retrospect, it was a brilliant move for President Obama to kick this can down the road to have the sequester after the election.”

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