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Krauthammer’s Take: Failure to Act on Sequester is ‘Forfeiting by Congress of its Constitutional Duties’


According to Charles Krauthammer, Democrats have “refused to lift a finger” to avert the sequester, the disastrous results of which they’ve been broadcasting all week. “This is sort of a forfeiting by the Congress of its constitutional duties to actually allocate the money, to decide where it goes, by giving authority to the president.”

He emphasized that this is a failure by the Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats, rather than the House, where Republicans have proposed legislation that would replace the sequester with alternative spending cuts. 

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