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To Sequester or Not to Sequester: That is the Question

Brian 2798 Wrote: May 07, 2012 3:23 PM
Good point, yet I would argue that we need to make sure that we preserve the peace through strength, not weakness.

Conservatives in Congress are fighting to undo mandatory cuts to defense spending, slated to bite in January. Called “the Sequester,” these automatic cuts would gut important Pentagon programs, undermining our national security. Even worse, these automatic cuts do not distinguish between wasteful and efficient spending due to their mechanistic nature.

Last year’s debt limit agreement imposed $1.2 trillion in mandatory sequestered cuts, equally divided between defense and domestic programs, over 10 years. Very soon, Senators and Representatives will have to vote for or against retaining these scheduled cuts.

America’s aging arsenal has been depleted and worn down from a...