Our fearless leader strikes again.
Via Beltway Confidential:
President Obama prefers the “meat cleaver” approach of sequestration to any policy that would allow him to implement the spending cuts more selectively, as his administration threatened to a Republican proposal to that effect because it does not include a tax increase.
While no amount of flexibility can avoid the fact that middle class families will bear the brunt of the cuts required by this bill, nothing is asked of the wealthiest Americans,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said in a statement on a bill introduced by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., today. “If the President were presented with [the Inhofe-Toomey bill], his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.”
Obama’s veto threat comes one day after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, which is promising massive layoffs and air traffic delays if the sequester takes place, suggested that the FAA could handle the cuts if they had more flexibility.