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Smoke and mirrors

February 27, 2013
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

We've heard the term sequestration a lot lately, but what does it really mean. It is much ado about nothing. The president has been calling it a manufactured crisis and telling us that if Congress doesn't stop it, the sky will fall. He's half right. It was manufactured in that he proposed it as part of the debt ceiling deal in 2011 and that very few of the dire consequences he promises need to happen even if Congress does nothing.



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