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Opinion

March 12, 2013

Sequester a failure by both sides

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Sequester backers trot out numbers that show that the new cuts won’t really amount to much and are a start in the right direction. But those cuts will mean jobs lost, which means people’s livelihoods will suffer. The job losses won’t be massive, but they’ll feel massive to anyone who loses a job because politicians couldn’t find a compromise.

It’s time for House Republicans and Obama to have serious talks about how to prevent future economic crises so the next four years won’t be a series of fiscal cliffs that dominate Washington’s time while needed policy changes go by the wayside.

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