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White House: We proposed sequester, but that’s ‘pretty irrelevant’

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President Obama’s team proposed sequestration, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged, but he also said that the origin of the automatic spending cuts is “pretty irrelevant” to the debate about the issue. “Well, Senators Gramm and Rudman came up with the idea back in the 1980s,” Carney initially told reporters when asked if Obama regrets coming up with the idea. “‘Let’s do it the...

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