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The Budget Battle: Some Cutting Remarks

Arley2 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:53 PM
I like that! We could all reply to Miss agitator's post with "YAI" = You're and Idiot. I like it.!

“Sequester.” It’s a word that used to come up rarely. And it nearly always referred to a jury being locked away to deliberate a verdict.

Now it’s all over the news, a stand-in for the automatic spending cuts that hit the federal budget on March 1. And the only jury is an American public that has grown all too accustomed to seeing politicians dodge the tough choices necessary to finally bring spending under control.

“There will be no easy off ramps on this one,” said one senior statesman as he defended sequestration in November 2011. “We need to keep the...