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Kill the sequester!

As Washington slouches toward another seemingly intractable and entirely artificial budget crisis it created for itself, there is a growing chorus proposing a very obvious conclusion: The sequester must die.

If Congress doesn’t act in the next week, automatic across-the-board 5-13 percent spending cuts will make the food system less safe, set back scientific research for a generation, and kick poor kids out of school, homeless people out of shelters, and firefighters off their trucks. Not to mention what sequestration will do to jobs, the economy, national security and adorable zoo animals. The hype is real. It is bad. At least 5-13 percent of the sky is falling.

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