No less than Bob Woodward, the famed Watergate reporter and chronicler of Washington's inside workings, says the President himself initiated the idea of the "sequester" as a means of cutting spending, despite protests to the contrary.
President Obama has been busy campaigning against the sequester and its "meat cleaver" approach, but it in fact arose out of a 2011 deal to raise the debt limit, one of those many crisis that now has become a historical blur to us all.
Now with the cuts looming (that is what Draco does after all, he looms) , Mr. Obama would have you believe none of this was his doing.
Either you want to cut spending or you don't. In my lifetime, there is no seeming downside to prolifigate spending, so let's just keep doing it. I am not losing sleep over the sequester as I know there will be another cliff just months away, in case I feel the need to be upset.
Bob Woodward: Obama’s sequester deal-changer - The Washington Post