Automatic Spending Cuts 2013: Is Obama Inflating Sequester Impacts To Scare Public, GOP Toward Tax Hike?

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Across-the-board automatic spending cuts, known as a sequester, threaten to take effect Friday…

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“They are eyeball to eyeball here. I think Obama has the advantage on this. He can certainly suggest [the governors] can play ball here because less money will impact the whole financial status of their states. They’ve done the number crunching and it really alarms them. He’s using classic divide and conquer tactics, which I think will be effective in the longer term. [Obama] can wait it out. He doesn’t have to go for re-election.”

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