$85 Billion In Budget Cuts Set To Begin Friday

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•09 Feb 26, 2013

Having avoided the fiscal cliff with a temporary deal in January, the federal government is now facing the so-called sequester, which would trigger $85 billion in automatic spending cuts to the military and domestic programs if lawmakers are unable to reach an agreement by Friday. What do you think?

  • “I just pray that our elected leaders can come together and make the difficult choices necessary to push this back by another couple of weeks.”

    Susan Soffer –
    Oceanographer

  • “What’s everyone freaking out about? They’ve got literally dozens of hours left to figure this thing out.”

    Josh Rijn –
    Tamale Maker

  • “Shit, that reminds me: I’m 23 months behind on rent.”

    Leo Pirok –
    Zipper Setter

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