Boehner Sets Schieffer Straight on the Sequester

Schieffer subtly uses Obama admin talking point, calls sequester a 'creation of Congress'

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CBS's Bob Schieffer put forth the repeatedly discredited Obama administration talking point that the sequester was "a creation of Congress" Sunday on Face The Nation.

The subtle line drew a sharp retort from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio), who reminded the CBS host that the president of the United States insisted on the sequester during the grand bargain negotiations.

Schieffer attempted to backpedal, claiming he was addressing "Washington in general."

The House speaker said the sequester will remain in effect until the president comes forward with reforms that will "balance the budget over the next ten years."

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