The President’s Sequester Feb 08 2013 Print Email Share Tweet The president proposed the sequester and insisted it become law. Now the president wants to permanently increase taxes on Americans to delay the very sequester he proposed. House Republicans have twice passed legislation to replace the president’s sequester with more responsible spending reforms. Republicans believe there are better ways to cut spending than the president’s sequester, but will not go along with raising taxes. Americans understand that Washington doesn’t tax too little, it spends too much.