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Embrace the Sequester

R. Keith Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:47 AM
Can't wait for the ten days to go by! If the R's buckle and falter on this issue, they are as good as the Whigs. They will be historical footnotes in future history books. Obama proposed, Obama owns. It doesn't get any simpler (or better) than this.

Something odd happened a few months ago as I weighed the various aspects of the dreaded Sequester Monster, a creature vilified across party lines.

It is often true that if enough people in government say something is bad, there is a strong chance of redeeming qualities.

So my journey began. The only element of the sequester that bothered me in the least was military cuts. But my friends at the Institute for Policy Innovation properly observe that defense spending will not fall below 2007 levels, which were 75% above pre-9/11Pentagon budgets.

High enough for me? Of course not. I actually want...