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Congresswoman Ellmers appears to endorse sequestration cuts

The Washington Post reports that the sequester confrontation in Washington is a “moment of truth” for the Tea Party. The story also quotes Congresswoman Renee Ellmers as endorsing the disastrous cuts sequestration will bring about.

“Rep. Renee L. Ellmers (N.C.), who is part of the 2010 class of Republicans but not a member of the tea party caucus, said she worries about the sequester, especially since her district, home to Fort Bragg, would be hit hard. But she said it may have to happen.

‘I do believe it will start a very important process that will help our economy to start to grow,” she said. “The debt that we have at the federal level is our biggest threat for our country.’”

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  1. Doug

    February 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    It is good to see Renee talking sense. These cuts are going to ultimately be unnoticed by the vast majority of Americans. $44 billion on a $3.8 trillion in 2012 fiscal year…that is only 1.16%! Rising to 2.32% for the full year 2013. The only thing that needs to be done is to give PEBO the ability to allocate where he sees fit….but the military is already where most of the cuts take place so I doubt there would be little change if he were given the leeway.

    When we really need to find about $1 trillion of cuts per year this whole manufactured crisis looks stupid and petty. There just needs to be a weighted cut to every program out there to bring them in line with the taxes collected, with maybe just a little deficit spending.

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