What Is Sequestration?

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    The March 1 deadline has come and gone for $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget known as sequestration.

    Webster defines sequester as ... to set apart, or segregate. In Washington, it is a fancy word for forced spending cuts -- and an example of how political leaders in both parties have failed to do their most basic job. The United States has not had a real budget for 16 years.

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