Budget cuts ‘could be devastating’ for Massachusetts

Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

“It’s an elaborate game of chicken,” professor Thomas Whalen, a political historian at Boston University, told the International Business Times in a Feb. 21 article. “Obama doesn’t have to go for reelection 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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