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Sequester: 'Collateral Damage' of Budget War May Be Huge

February 24, 2013
USA Today


"It's all this for nothing as far as the deficit is concerned. It's attacking the wrong problem," said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, which advocates for fiscal responsibility. . . .

There is no expectation that Congress will compromise before Friday. The prevailing view is the cuts are here to stay for the short-term. "I think they're both (Democrats and Republicans) willing to risk it for the month of March," Bixby said. "There may be a lot of collateral damage, innocents who get caught in this stalemate."