Sequestration Becoming Preferred Option?


I will parrot many other news stories when I say it, but it's true. Sequestration, once the "nuclear option"... the "doomsday scenario"... the worst possible way to rein in the federal deficit ... is now becoming the preferred -- or at least default -- option in Washington. Here's just a quick summary of recent headlines:

The article that started it all is the WSJ Editorial Page's interview with House Speaker John Boehner. (Subscription may be required.)

Gov Exec: Once unthinkable, severe spending cuts now seem plausible.

Politico:  Washington, D.C.-area lawmakers brace for sequestration

The Hill: Boehner takes flak from Republican defense hawks on sequester stance

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