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Eric Cantor Admits That He and Paul Ryan Were the Driving Force Behind the Sequester

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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Eric Cantor Admits That He and Paul Ryan Were the Driving Force Behind the Sequester

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Eric Cantor has confirmed that he and Paul Ryan talked John Boehner out of accepting a “Grand Bargain” with Obama in 2011. It was this rejection that led to the sequester.

In an interview with Ryan Lizza, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) confirmed that he and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) out of accepting a “Grand Bargain” with President Obama.

Transcript from The New Yorker,

LIZZA: There’s sort of a final meeting with Paul Ryan and you and Boehner where it seems like there’s a final sort of discussion about whether this offer needs to be rejected or not. The way it seems to be reported is—it seems like Boehner wanted to do it, you and Ryan sort of talked him out of it. Is that—

CANTOR: I would say it’s a fair assessment, because, in the end, we felt that—well, let me back up, this is probably a longer answer. Yes, it’s probably an accurate conclusion.

Cantor confirmed what everyone who isn’t a Republican or Bob Woodward already knew. Republicans wanted a deal solely on their terms. House Republicans are directly responsible for the sequester, because they are the ones who walked away from the “Grand Bargain.” It has long been reported that Boehner wanted to do the deal, but he backed out at the last moment. Ryan and Cantor were always the prime suspects in the killing of the best shot at a compromise, and now we know that the suspicions were accurate.

In this context, it is doubly enraging to watch Paul Ryan blame Obama for the sequester. The president had a bargain almost completed, and Ryan helped kill it. It isn’t a coincidence that two individuals who have beenhuge fans of the sequester helped to kill a bargain.

The sequester doesn’t belong to President Obama. The sequester is the baby of Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor. As Cantor takes credit for the sequester, Virginia voters should keep in mind his role in costing his statehundreds of thousands of jobs. While analysts disagree on exactly how many jobs will be lost, Virginia is expected to be one of the three states most impacted by the sequester.

Eric Cantor may be proud of the damage his obstruction is about to inflict on the people of his state, but Virginians should be disgusted by Eric Cantor.

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Citygirlk
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Bump!

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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I'm a fan of the sequester..

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:32 PM

 Well doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy...

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:32 PM

 Are you being affected by it?

Quoting rocketracer:

I'm a fan of the sequester..

 

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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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 Isn't the answer....we all are affected by it.

I'm tried of being told how much to give and how to live by a group of people who live and give by separate standards.  In one of Obama's fine speeches he said he would go though the budget line by line.  Since that didn't happen all areas will take a hit. 

I'm also tired of all of the scare tactics/demoguery.  Everyone knows there is gov't waste/bloat.  Hack it with a meat cleaver!  Here's a small one....perhaps, if the Obamas didn't take separate vacays maybe 1 more poor child could get a vaccincation and 1 more senior citizens could receive a hot meal.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, the 1st family deservse a break every now and then...blah, blah, blah.... (the poor child/ senior citizen is an example of demoguery from Obama). 

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

 Are you being affected by it?

Quoting rocketracer:

I'm a fan of the sequester..

 

 

 

Kim370
by Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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Only driving force Cantor has been behind is to "get the black man out of office."

erika9009
by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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It sounds like those two did the right thing.

How odd we make the government live in the real world where you have to control cost.  OMG, how horrible is that?????

steviechick
by Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Fast and Furious. Benghazi. Release of Illegal Immigrants. Threatening journalists who won't 'tow the line'. The actions of this administration must not be ignored! 

And, now we have the sequester looming.  Cutting back on spending less than 3% is going to cause 170 million people to lose their jobs?   The armaggedon from the left is out of control and the sheep who voted for Obama are sucking it up like clockwork. 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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stunningly ignorant

Quoting Kim370:

Only driving force Cantor has been behind is to "get the black man out of office."


 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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 not really stunning anymore that someone still pulls out the race card .  it's the only thing some people have to rely on. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

stunningly ignorant

Quoting Kim370:

Only driving force Cantor has been behind is to "get the black man out of office."

 

 


 

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