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

Posted by on May. 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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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.

by on May. 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM

We are quite disgusted with Eric Cantor.  I'd like to squeeze his balls until they explode.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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 SIGH.......

miss_maya
by Member on May. 4, 2013 at 1:12 AM
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Where is this article from?

It's awful....

I love how this author sees nothing wrong with the multitude of outrageous conclusions he jumps to.  How does one get Cantor admitting he is the "driving force behind the sequestration" out of that simple statement, or even the entire interview?  Or how Cantor and Ryan are directly responsible for the sequester because they disagreed with the deal that was offered and did, you know, their jobs in sharing that disagreement and persuading Boehner to see it, too?  This makes these two the responsible parties for the entire series of events that lead up to the sequestration how?  Who refused to offer a deal that could be accepted?  Why is it the one who refuses to accept a deal the one who is responsible for the sequester, but the one who refuses to offer an acceptable deal is not?  

Thank goodness for Ryan and Cantor for doing their jobs and speaking up when it was needed to keep Boehner from caving to the pressure of just getting a-deal-any deal.  No deal is better than a bad deal any day.  It doesn't make them directly responsible for the sequester, and to try to claim that it does is an overly simplistic cop-out. 


Carpy
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Proud liberal website spinsite

Carpy
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:55 AM

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Carpy
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:56 AM

http://www.politicususa.com/author/jasoneasley

Carpy
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2013 at 2:57 AM

Just another far left loon.

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

eye rolling

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