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Indiana Political Analyst: Sequester Blame Should Be Shared

2/28/2013

Who is ultimately responsible for the federal sequester?

An Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) political analyst says BOTH President Obama and Congress are to blame. Andy Downs is director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. He says despite the fingerpointing and squabbling over the sequester, the issue remains the responsibility of both sides. Downs says the majority of lawmakers and the President decided to approach the issue in the current way that it's being handled.

He says now it's down to the wire and both sides are responsible for the outcome - whether federal cuts take effect or if they're able to hammer out a deal to prevent massive government cuts to the tune of $85 billion.

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