Shikha Dalmia on Obama's Phony Sequester Outrage


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President Obama has been jetting around the country, warning of untold pain and suffering starting today when the sequester budget cuts kick in. But if he really buys his own gloom and doom, writes Shikha Dalmia, there is a way he can avoid major cuts for the rest of the fiscal year: Recall the outstanding Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, bailout money that General Motors and his Wall Street pals are still sitting on. If Obama wants social justice, how about recovering the bailout money before sticking it to taxpayers yet again?