Bob, I just need to comment on this. First of all, the sequester is not something that I proposed. It’s something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen. The budget that we’re talking about is not reducing our military spending. It’s maintaining it.From his press conference today.
In a rare public acknowledgement of sequestration–a plan that reportedly originated in the White House last year as an ultimatum to motivate Congress toward a deficit deal–Obama said the $1 trillion package of defense and domestic spending reductions “may not always be the smartest cuts.”
“We’re using an axe instead of a scalpel,” Obama said.
...And Obama doubled down again on his refusal to countenance any alternative to sequestration that didn’t raise more revenue.
“Any agreement to deal with these automatic spending cuts, those also have to be balanced,” he said. “Revenues have to be part of the equation in turning off the sequester.”And of course, no one in the "media" will call Obama out on his lies.