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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by butcherguy
Oh I agree. Just like the OP says as well. We all know cuts are needed. The level of cutting when we're approaching half our budget in red line debt spending is going to be extreme. No way around that. It's going to be VERY painful, I'm sure.
The thing is.... I can find ways to live with that pain. Somehow...if I know it's actually accomplishing something and we're all suffering the misery together. Shared sacrifice is sacrifice we can all endure. We have before. This 'sequestering' is OBSCENE and infuriating.
The White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware of Immigration Customs and Enforcement's decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials said Wednesday.
"This was a decision made by a career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.
Personnel at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington were also unaware of the decision until the announcement was made, a department official told POLITICO.