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February 13, 2013 4:40 PM

GOP’s complaints about looming spending cuts ignore its role in creating them

Republicans forced the budget crisis that helped create the pending across-the-board cuts in the first place. And Republicans provided crucial votes for the 2011 deal that ended that impasse, an agreement that’s about to trigger $85 billion in automatic spending reductions March 1. The idea of the budget cuts did come from the White House two summers ago, as a last-ditch effort to jump-start stalled negotiations.

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