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February 27, 2013


Boehner Says Obama is "Playing Games" with Sequester

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told CBS News it is "outrageous" for the government to release illegal immigrants from detention before the sequester deadline.

Said Boehner: "This is very hard for me to believe that they can't find cuts elsewhere in their agency. I frankly think this is outrageous and I'm looking for more facts but I can't believe that they can't find the kind of savings they need out of the department short of letting criminals go free."

He added: "I think that the administration is trying to play games -- play games with the American people, scare the American people. This is not, this is not leadership."

Washington Post: "Politically, the president seemed to be trying to cause a split between Republican lawmakers who are set against raising taxes as part of a compromise to avoid the spending cuts and those who are open to the idea."












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