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The Stealth Sequester

The Stealth Sequester
So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” — some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 — hasn’t been evident to most Americans. Take a closer look, though, and Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.
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Carney Converses: Guns, Nukes and Budget Questions Fielded

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney fielded questions Tuesday about a pending vote in the U.S. Senate on gun responsibility legislation, nuclear war threats from North Korea, and President Obama's about to be released budget proposal.
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Politicians Keeping Their 3% Cut to Social Security Quiet

Politicians Keeping Their 3% Cut to Social Security Quiet
Congress and the president are going to do exactly what voters elected them to do; they are going to cut Social Security by 3 percent. You don’t remember anyone running on that platform? Yeah, well, they probably forgot to mention it.
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Congress Built It: The Fiscal Cliff

Sunday morning’s papers are replete with details about the sequester—automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the tune of about $110 billion in 2013—scheduled for next January. They’re the lesser part of the much-lamented fiscal cliff, which also includes the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and a bunch of other cats and dogs. If we go over and stay over, there’s a good chance our already wobbly economy would be whacked back into recession.
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Hey Paul Ryan, Your Budget Doesn’t Work for Families

I think everyone here comes together around the Ryan budget, which makes cuts to programs that have worked as safety nets for years. Cutting Medicare hurts seniors. It cuts Pell grants for college students. Repealing the Affordable Care Act makes cuts to all the programs in place that are helping women now. A million women in Missouri are now be helped by no-costs mammograms, cervical screenings, and pre-natal visits.
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