Sunday, September 16, 2012
QOD- Sequestration- Mon Sept 17
What is sequestration? (Actually have an article on it on the blog!)
What were Republicans and Democrats pressuring each other to get done?
What did each side hold over the other?
Has it worked?
How has it entered the campaigns?
A sequestration is the action of taking legal possession of assets until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met.
This has become an issue because Congress and the President have used this as a method to try to force a deal on the budget. Both sides agreed on a bill in which if a deal on the budget is not made by a certain date- funds for defense and funds for social programs would be cut. Neither side wants all of these things cut, so the hope was it would force them to work for a deal.