One maxim around here says that congressional compromises offend in proportion to their age. A deal reached a day ago is acceptable, if still regrettable; but a deal reached a month ago can become totally unpalatable—even to the very people who agreed to it. Thus is the case with the so-called sequestration effects of the emergency deficit-cutting and debt-ceiling deal passed into law in August. To offset a $600 billion reduction scheduled to fall on defense spending starting in 2013, ...


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