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Eight Important Programs That Are Already Being Gutted After Two Years of Phony "Crises" in Washington

It could get worse as the "sequester" fight approaches.

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This is just a sampling of the cuts that have taken place, and again, they do not reflect the impact of the automatic cuts that will begin on March 1 if Congress does not avert them. The sequester would cut discretionary spending by 8.2 percent across-the-board, further jeopardizing these programs and others. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, the sequester’s budget cuts would result  the loss of one million jobs.

Travis Waldron is a reporter/blogger for at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

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