Skip to comments.Obama Rolls Back $5 Billion In Sequester Cuts (State Dept, NASA, Homeland Security, Pentagon)
Posted on 05/05/2013 6:27:47 PM PDT by drewh
The White House budget office is using an obscure budget rule to restore $5 billion in sequester-related cuts.
The recalculation trick will mean the State Department will no longer have to furlough employees, will spare the Pentagon $4 billion in cuts to the rate of spending growth, and will replenish $1 billion to the budgets of agencies including the Homeland Security Department and NASA.
The Obama Administrations move to roll back the sequester cuts reduces the original $85 billion sequestration to $80 billion.
According to the Associated Press, Republicans atop the budget committees declined to criticize the move. Republicans like Sen. John McCain of Arizona have sought to reverse cuts to the Pentagon-- and it benefits the most from the new math.
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Glad to hear NASA getting some concern. Sick of having to pay the Russians at this point.
The thing about the sequester, see, is the cuts are mandatory across the board, with absolutely no flexibility possible at all. Except when flexibility is desirable.
I wonder who thought up this trick.
I would bet the farm it wasn’t Obama’s idea. He doesn’t know any more about the Budget than I do. One of his flunkies came up with this idea he will take credit for.
Outrageous. So we reduce the spending cuts by $5 billion. I thought the GOP wanted to cut spending?
You're kidding right?
unless that is money to pay the Russians
Neither party wants to cut spending. They both want Big Government. This country is finished.