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March 10, 2013 12:00 AM

OEDEL: Expand the Sequester

On the “Tonight” show in the ’60s, former Illinois Sen. Everett Dirksen is said to have quipped, “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” The federal sequester would cut more than a trillion dollars from federal spending if it’s allowed to stay in effect for 10 years. Key politicians on both sides are defending their joint decision to allow the sequester to be implemented. They say that $1.2 trillion isn’t such a big deal.

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