Obama And Maloney Have Yet To Offer Serious Solution To Replace Their Sequester

For Immediate Release

Contact: Press Office

February 19, 2013

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Obama And Maloney Have Yet To Offer Serious Solution To Replace Their Sequester

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama attempted to back away from his sequester by hosting yet another press conference, but Obama and Sean Patrick Maloney have yet to offer a serious solution to replace President Obama’s sequester.

 

“Canned speeches and press releases won’t save New York families from President Obama’s sequester,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Sean Patrick Maloney and President Obama should stop the theatrics and instead offer responsible cuts to replace Obama’s sequester.”

 

President Obama Held A Press Conference Tuesday Blaming Congress For His Sequester. “President Obama sought to sound the alarm on sequester cuts once again and blame Congress for failing to avert them as the clock ticks down on their implementation. Starting next Friday, he said, the cuts will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and excoriate the economy.” (Donovan Slack, “Obama: Sequester Cuts Will Cost Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs,” Politico, 2/19/13)

 

CNN’s Gloria Borger: “[The] President Kept Calling This A Manufactured Crisis. Well…It Was Manufactured…By The President Of The United States.” “If you noticed, Wolf, the President kept calling this a manufactured crisis. Well, in fact, it was manufactured right here in Washington by the President of the United States.” (CNN, 2/19/13)

 

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)

Bazzo 02/20/13

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