Rank and file tell GOP leaders to keep sequester, shutdown ‘on the table’


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Republican campaign poster from 1896 attacking free silver. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Molly K. Hooper – GOP leaders on Thursday (Jan 17) heard from rank-and-file members in a closed-door session, with many urging sequester cuts or a government shutdown to take effect in hopes of forcing the White House into accepting spending cuts.

But as one-half of one-third of the government, the House GOP majority has the power to block the president but less influence on pushing their own initiatives. One GOP leadership aide described their situation as being a quasi-super minority. more> http://tinyurl.com/b4dnrra

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