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Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools

Gee, if only someone had told you back then that this was what Obama wanted to do (rolls eyes) in order to demonize his political opponents. Even though sequestration was HIS idea.

PJ Media » Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools.

A House Natural Resources Committee investigation has found that President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget ordered that sequestration cuts be applied retroactively to funding for rural schools over the opposition of the Agriculture Department.

The committee’s report released today, “A Less Secure Future for Rural Schools: An Investigation into the Obama Administration’s Questionable Application of the Sequester to the Secure Rural Schools Program,” detailed how last February the USDA had determined 2013 sequestration wouldn’t apply to 2012 funds that had already been distributed in the program. The White House stepped in and overruled the USDA, though both agencies haven’t turned over numerous subpoenaed documents that could reveal more behind the decision.