Browsing articles tagged with "sequester Archives - Coalition to Reduce Spending"

USA Stricken By Washington Monument Syndrome

Here come the drama cuts. The Obama administration recently announced that due to the budget sequestration, it will be suspending tours of the White House indefinitely. The White House’s decision has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Numerous op-eds criticizing the decision have appeared in major newspapers across the country. Speaker of the House John Boehner called the […] Read More >>

How much discretion does President Obama have on sequester cuts?

This vital question has been unclear to me since the sequester loomed large on the political horizon. Predictably, it is difficult to find a straight answer on it given the incentives both parties have to blame each other for whatever real or imagined pain results from the sequester’s across-the-board cuts, which are set to take […] Read More >>

Fears Over Sequester Prove Most Politicians Not Serious About Cutting Spending

Last summer, President Obama signed the controversial Budget Control Act of 2011 that raised the debt ceiling and created the infamous “Super Committee” tasked with devising a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.8 trillion over the next decade. The bipartisan Super Committee failed to reach a deficit-reduction agreement before the November 23, 2011 deadline. […] Read More >>