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That the congress which can't do anything about 24 hours passed.
A ban died that gives the FAA more flexibility.
So as a result they don't have to furlough the flight controllers it was a result.
People are not gonna have those huge -- is.
And there's a lot of questions here did the president caved -- that he wanted to have the holes buster done away with -- did he cave and allowing us and he's going to sign up apparently after this type I was -- The the change in the in the FAA so they don't have to -- them that -- the up like control is why is it that they are all these impact of of the furlough.
But it just -- that the only -- they act -- when it falls on.
Middle class businessmen traveling around the country.
Saw everybody else who tells -- -- now to them and he'd get on an airplane and everybody on that plane is not a middle class businessman and businesswoman it's all kinds of people.
This president's behavior in this administration's behavior in dealing with this.
Sequester is the strangest behavior by -- president and administration that I can remember.
Any normal president seems to any previous president I can think once this a question was put into effect and it was no getting rid of it.
Would have done everything possible in every agency -- it used the maximum flexibility.
To try to make the burden of this fall is blew gently as possible -- public.
This administration by all accounts in instance -- for instance has done just the opposite.
It is is about as cynical as it yes and -- -- I think the president is gonna go ahead soundness measures that he was likely be overridden if he didn't.
So you know I I think this is and I think the public it did not fall for -- -- by the White House tour business and they didn't -- this FAA bit and that's why you have a lot of Democrats up there who were eager to see this -- done.
And I how -- I want to respond to that -- but also to get to my middle class there are a lot of Democrats were unhappy because the sequester is also gonna have a lot of social programs for women and infant children of the other thing is.
And they're saying oh when it's all right it is not all middle class but when it's them that.
The people who are flying up and it's inconveniencing them we're gonna bail them out but we're not gonna sit there and worry about all the other social and.
That's right and the president did want to make that case the problem as we know is there -- TV friendly stories and long lines.
At airports is a very good easy.
TV friendly story.
But I think that was and miss calculation from the very beginning by the White House about this they thought they're gonna have two things one -- have the long lines.
Then -- have the stories about the social programs that was can combine to create.
All of this angst among the public the public was gonna blame the congress because congress'.
About as popular head lice or maybe less popular than headlights and the president was going to get a victory.
Not understanding all along that know what the public sees as -- dysfunctional Washington and they blame the president just as much.
As it blamed the congress and to what we're gonna see -- piecemeal fixes.
Firm now going forward but the case that I think they they really and they underestimated the frustration the public and -- and they also underestimated.
Even on this story.
It seems to make sense to Republican argument that you say look we're not asking you to give money back we're just saying.
You should be able to cut.
With in agencies.
With discretion and that is a very reasonable argument that I think most Americans understand and that's why it fell apart.
-- national airport on Thursday finally Chicago and you know they said the play of those middle class businessmen and they said the plane would be twenty or thirty minutes late departing.
And this is the actual announcement made because of the congressional sequester.
That's I really wanted the Obama administration hobbies and airlines and say to call and if I said that the president signed that sign that this went to David Axelrod is -- -- The -- have to have correlate -- respond coming back -- I was -- was was actually on time look I think was very actually reasonable I was up on the heels of the before talking some Republicans -- they -- -- over thinking it has always you know went to what how we treat this before this question we give -- exemption as indicating this is great you've got that leaves our defense -- is back at.
On the investigation -- you've got to sequester in the places where villagers at the foolish give the agency the authority to rearrange the money without spending more in total.
And if they wanted to cases only that they need more money on for women -- -- and programs whenever they should make that case that Democrats controlled the senate the last I looked at Harry Reid wants to change.
The authorities within the Agriculture Department spokesman -- not -- program with an agent chest he can do the same thing I think -- -- a very depressed that the Republicans.
Four we can be rational -- adjusting the kind of spending that's going on within agencies.
But we don't want anything Abbas the total number -- say if the Democrats they control the senate if they -- -- make ten other fixes they should make them.
I think another lobby that the administration and -- -- was the airlines and airline pilots.
Who who said.
This has been mismanaged you have mismanaged the -- -- you could.
You could have these same -- furloughs but distribute them differently among airports as opposed to doing it yeah you know we didn't want that the flight controllers note the flight controllers union didn't write that and quietly Ray LaHood signed -- document promising the flight controllers union that they would do it that way.
And when that became known on the hill -- the airline lobby made that now I think it took a lot of the legs out from under what the White House was Arctic.
So what's the net effect going to be of those -- -- because it's gonna continue on and although they.
Put the band aid on -- here we're gonna -- furloughs of -- Health safety inspectors for food other areas do you think all of the things I -- -- the political the throat -- brag about what's going on here.
And it went further.
Actions like century economy and people's -- can -- backfire too.
And so my sense about this is the administration will begin -- that has any sense.
Politically and otherwise to begin to use of flexibility that the law does -- -- now.
And there's quite a lot of not in every instance and it can go back to congress to get flexibility as they want.
The administration was trying to use this to get the whole thing lifted and to get the baseline of spending which is lower -- -- back up.
So more spending would be more easily available going forward.
And I don't think that's gonna work and I think it's further evidence if any were needed.
That this president is not immune to the political forces of gravity and that despite what the question posed insisted -- and calling his resounding electoral victory.
He is facing the same kind of second term -- have no area of two term president office.
I just like that gratuitous shot.
Whatever it was OK thank you battled second without throughout the week let us know what you think about.
The sequester and -- that decision by the administration by the president to sign.
The bill that's going to take back the furloughs and allow more flexibility inside the FAA am flight controllers.
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