by CJ @ CVA responds to Sequestration Would Not Happen | A Soldier's Perspective, During Mondays debate, President Obama made the following dishonest statement: In response, Concerned Veterans for America CEO Pete Hegseth released the following statement in response: @ Concerned Veterans for America It was astonishing to hear a flat declaration from the President that sequestration would not happen. The fact that members of Congress sounded just as surprised by the Presidents statement last night and this morning isnt encouraging, but far less surprising CVA has been on the record for months calling on both the administration and Congress to take action, show leadership, enact reforms, and avoid the impending meat axe. It hasnt happened. CVA has two concerns about the Presidents statement. The first is that the President really thinks we can solve fundamental structural problems with government spending in a couple weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas which means he has either no concept of just how out-of-control these problems have gotten, or that he has no intention to seek real reforms. This would be almost as tragic as letting the meat axe fall in January because without real reform, its going to fall anyway. The second is that the President was not serious, and merely used the comment as a throwaway line to divert a line of question. The speed with which his spokesmen have been walking back the statement certainly suggests this might be the case. Given the seriousness of the subject, this is profoundly disappointing.