This is the pressure-point moment when Washington usually decides that it cannot abide by the laws of mathematics, so, gosh darn, Congress will have to unite to delay the sequester cuts for another year.
Except some Republicans are hanging tough because they know that if they cave on cuts now, they are doomed to give up on spending cuts ever after. Better bad cuts than no cuts.
Make no mistake about the reason these cuts are too terrible: Washington passed a law that precluded cutting the pork.
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