Skip to comments.Obama Privately Touts Sequester After Denying Responsibility in Debate
Posted on 10/24/2012 9:13:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
At Monday's third presidential debate, President Obama pointedly promised that sequestered budget cuts that will affect defense spending "will not happen."
OBAMA: First of all, the sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen. [emphasis added]
The next morning, in an off-the-record interview with the editors of the Des Moines Register, President Obama reversed course, taking credit for a sequester that he anticipates will be "in place.":
OBAMA: "So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent -- at least Governor Romney claims that he wants to reduce the deficit -- but were going to be in a position where I believe in the first six months we are going to solve that big piece of business."
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If Obama couldn’t talk out of both sides of his mouth, he’d have nothing to say.