The Maloney-Obama Sequester: When Will Maloney Protect New York Families?

For Immediate Release

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February 11, 2013

(202) 479-7070

The Maloney-Obama Sequester: When Will Maloney Protect New York Families?

WASHINGTON –Sean Patrick Maloney’s refusal to replace President Obama’s Sequester with common-sense spending reductions is about to hit New York families.

 

“Sean Patrick Maloney’s continued support of Obama’s Sequester is about to hit hardworking middle class and military families in New York,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “By refusing to replace Obama’s Sequester, Maloney is again walking in lockstep with President Obama’s failed agenda.”

 

 

According To Bob Woodward, Sequestration Was Clearly The White House’s Idea.” “At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone. ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.’ (Bob Woodward, The Price Of Politics, 2012, pp. 326)

 

Politifact Rated President Obama’s Claim That Sequestration Was Congress’ Idea MOSTLY FALSE. (Molly Moorhead, “Barack Obama Says Congress Owns Sequestration Cuts,” Politifact, 10/24/12)

 

  • According To Politifact, Even Though President Obama Blames Congress, “Obama’s Negotiating Team Came Up With [The Sequester].” “Obama said that the sequester — and the defense cuts that would result from it — was not his proposition. ‘It is something that Congress has proposed,’ he said in the debate. But it was Obama’s negotiating team that came up with the idea for defense cuts in 2011…” (Molly Moorhead, “Barack Obama Says Congress Owns Sequestration Cuts,” Politifact, 10/24/12)

 

The Washington Post Gave Obama “Four Pinocchios” For The Same Claim. (Glenn Kessler, “Obama’s Fanciful Claim That Congress ‘Proposed’ The Sequester,” The Washington Post, 10/26/12)

 

  • “[S]equestration Was A Proposal Advanced And Promoted By The White House” “[Bob] Woodward’s detailed account of meetings during the crisis, clearly based on interviews with key participants and contemporaneous notes, make it clear that sequestration was a proposal advanced and promoted by the White House.”(Glenn Kessler, “Obama’s Fanciful Claim That Congress ‘Proposed’ The Sequester,” The Washington Post, 10/26/12)

 

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward: “[P]resident Obama Told A Whopper” (Glenn Kessler, “Obama’s Fanciful Claim That Congress ‘Proposed’ The Sequester,” The Washington Post, 10/26/12)

 

  • Woodward: “What The President Said Is Not Correct…” “‘What the president said is not correct,’ Woodward told POLITICO Tuesday. ‘He’s mistaken. And it’s refuted by the people who work for him.’” (Leigh Munsil, “Bob Woodward: Obama ‘Mistaken’ On Sequester,” Politico, 10/23/12)

 

 

 

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 BGazzo 02/12/13
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