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Don Boyles takes a “faux news” approach to information. Thttp://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/sequestration
But,the term has been adapted by Congress in more recent years to describe a new fiscal policy procedure originally provided for in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act of 1985—an effort to reform Congressional voting procedures so as to make the size of the Federal government’s budget deficit a matter of conscious choice rather than simply the arithmetical outcome of a decentralized appropriations process in which no one ever looked at the cumulative results until it was too late to change them. If the dozen or so appropriation bills passed separately by Congress provide for total government spending in excess of the limits Congress earlier laid down for itself in the annual Budget Resolution, and if Congress cannot agree on ways to cut back the total (or does not pass a new, higher Budget Resolution), then an “automatic” form of spending cutback takes place. This automatic spending cut is what is called “sequestration.”
No, this is strictly a well intentioned “misfire” made by congress for a dysfunctional congress. It is now being used by teabagging pubs to try to force the POTUS to break with the program voters elected him to do. The spin Don is trying to make is to lay it back on the President. Congress made this bed and the house pubs are trying to corrupt its intention as a strong arm tool to maintain an agenda voters turned down. 
YES, Don, it is the house pubs fault and theirs alone!



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