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With the sequester now here it’s time to play the blame game.
Gene Sperling, White House Economic Adviser, admitted to the sequestration being on President Obama’s agenda the whole time during debate, reports The Weekly Standard. A video of the interview can be seen below:
According to Forbes, Sperling admits that the president was not telling the truth in the third presidential debate. Press spokesman, Jay Carney, admitted on Feb. 13 that the idea of the sequester begin at the White House.
“The sequester was something that was discussed… and as has been reported,” Carney said, “It was an idea that the White House put forward.”
The blame game was first put on the Republicans shoulders when the president reportedly lied about the approaching $85 billion cuts in the federal budget through the sequestration.
“The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed,” Obama said during the third presidential debate. “It is something that Congress has proposed.”
The Daily Caller reports that White House Chief of Staff at the time, Jack Lew, campaigned the same thing while in Florida for the president.