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WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Democrat says the automatic spending cuts set to take effect were meant as a threat, not a strategy.Sen. Dick Durbin, the assistant majority leader and a close White House ally, said Sunday that the deep spending cuts were never meant to take effect and were designed to prod both parties to reach a bipartisan agreement to reduce the nation's deficit.
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In other words, more of a guideline than a rule. Go figure.: Durbin: Spending cuts were threat, not strategy http://bigstory.ap.org/article/durbin-spending-cuts-were-threat-not-strategy

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