You can see Obama trying to blame the sluggish economy on the sequester right now.
we are already contracting and he knows it. His whole first term economic plan is an utter failure. He didn;t hit any of the goals he set for the economy.
Now he knows it and is looking for a new albatross to hang it on. Bush getting to far in the rearview mirror to still work. So now he blames repubs in congress instead. Why because they only caved to higher taxes on the rich once so far this yr. He just got his taxes raised. Its time to barter on cuts with no new taxes but he won't do it.
Why because any deal is still not going to fix economy. He will be stuck with finally having to own this crap. Instead he will keep playing hardball so no deal gets done.