Sequester Gamesmanship

Two bills — each an attempt to head off the so-called “Sequester” — could make it to the Senate floor today … in vain.  Neither has a chance to pass.  The Democrats’ version is somewhat promising; the Republicans’ borders on unconstitutional.

What’s promising?  The Democrats’ version offers sharp cuts in farm subsidies.

What’s borderline unconstitutional?  The Republicans’ version preserves the entire $85Billion in cuts, but assigns the duty of deciding what to cut to the President.  That’s shirking the constitutional duty assigned to them in Article I.

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