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Commentary: Sequester cuts won't be enough

6:02 PM, Mar. 19, 2013
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Just as Republicans and Democrats are poised for the next battle to bring down deficits through their budget proposals, a new argument is emerging about the impact of the sequestration.

The New York Times, among others, is reporting that these forced cuts, combined with other negotiated savings, get us close to the deficit reduction we need - $4 trillion over the next decade. This is dangerously misleading, whether or not sequestration remains intact in budget negotiations.

The truth is we are not even close to addressing the real drivers of our fiscal cancer, and we're running out of time. ...

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