President Obama cautioned Tuesday that if the $85 billion in immediate cuts — known as the sequester — occur, the full range of government would feel the effects, according to the Boston Globe. He said the consequences would be felt across the economy and urged the GOP controlled House to halt the automatic cuts.
Back on November 21, 2012, as seen in the video below, Obama promised to veto any effort to undo the cuts.
“Already some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No,” Obama said from the White House briefing room then. “I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending.”
“There will be no easy off ramps on this one,” he added. Confused?