wealthwire.com / By Adam English / Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Sequestration is all but guaranteed and politicians are doing everything they can to make sure something doesn’t happen: Getting blamed for it. Unfortunately for the Obama administration, a third-party is making their efforts to pin the blame on congressional Republicans far more difficult.
Bob Woodward, the legendary journalist that broke the Watergate story with Carl Bernstein, has two White House aides on the record stating that the Obama administration came up with the idea and sold it to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and (Rob)Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,” Woodward said. “They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved.”
Needless to say, this has angered and frustrated the Obama administration to no end. When Woodward informed the White House staff that he was going to be writing a story critical of their handling, another aide immediately snapped.