Another factor not mentioned is the Obama administration will chose to make cuts
that they expect will cause the most pain in order to get support for their
postion. When private industry has to deal with a reduced budget they cut where
they feel it will have the LEAST impact. When a government agency, or the
government as a whole, has to deal with a reduced budget they cut where it will
have the MOST impact. The goal is to generate pressure to get their money back,
not work within a reduced budget.
"Eager to put pressure on Republican lawmakers to accept his blend of
targeted cuts and tax increases Obama has been highlighting the impact of the
automatic cuts in grim terms."Hey BO!, the repubs ALREADY
accepted your tax hikes! When are you going to come up with the other side of
the "blend of target cuts and tax hikes"?Quit campaigning
and start acting like a leader!