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Discussion: (4 comments)

  1. Vic Volpe

    Polling. Polling. Polling. And it wasn’t that long ago that nobody knew what a sequester was.

  2. Seattle Sam

    The Sequester IS a bad idea. Just like it would be a bad idea to cut $1000 out of your personal budget by reducing every single expenditure by 2%. But given the choice between that methodology and not cutting spending at all, I’m pretty sure the public would opt for the former. They don’t ask THAT question because they don’t like the answer.

    1. NickDanger

      Yes, it would be bad, if that $1000 was your personal budget. But since 40% of it is borrowed money, money that you are going to force your kids to pay back, 2% is a lot less than I would like to see.

  3. R Richard Schweitzer

    Watch this mid-March as people see the legislative diarrhea of the spending authorizations of a “Continuing Resolution!”

    Will the amounts to be authorized aggregate *less* than the amounts authorized for the prior periods? the **same**, a ***wee bit more*** ???

    Do people even grasp what the spending authrorizations are; and how they have been and are likely to bedetermined?

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