With the Sequestration, the US Government will spend $15 Billion more next year. Republicans are idiots to ever even participate in discussions where this increase is characterized as a “cut.” They should not accept these terms for the discussion. Given that there is to be more spending, why is President Obama threatening to hurt the American people to the extent that he is.
The $85 Billion more that he wanted is the same amount that the Federal Reserve is spending monthly on bond buying under QE3.
How can increasing spending by $15 Billion instead of $100 Billion result in thousands of furloughed DOD employess, border patrol agents, federal prosecutors, meat inspectors, teachers, first responders, air traffic controllers and prevent the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the middle east?
The answer, of course is that it will not cause these things. What will have caused them if it happens, is that the president is choosing to hurt the American people to blackmail congressional Republicans. The useless Republicans will also be to blame for failing to effectively communicate that these are things that President Obama is choosing to do and not a result of a smaller increase than he wanted.
This is nothing more than a tantrum. If he actually does it, it will reveal him as a very evil, corrupt man running a morally bankrupt administration.