Obama wants Congress to stop him from going forward with defense cuts he asked for and signed into law. Simply amazing and nothing another speech can’t fix.
From The Hill:
President Obama on Tuesday will ask Congress to approve legislation to replace at least some of the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts set to hit the government on March 1.
A White House official said Obama would emphasize that the scheduled cuts would hurt the Pentagon and the broader economy.
“With our economy poised to continue to strengthen this year, the [resident will make clear that we can’t see another self-inflicted wound from Washington,” a White House official said. “The president will urge Congress to come together and act to ensure these devastating cuts to defense and job-creating programs don’t take effect.”
These defense cuts are what Obama, and the Democrats, wanted.
It remains unclear if Obama is asking for a short delay in the $85 billion in cuts or a replacement of the full amount. Obama is expected to outline a mix of tax revenue increases and spending reforms.