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    Small businesses in Prince George's County met with Sen. Ben Cardin to express concerns about the impact of sequestration. (Published Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013)

    "Sequester" most simply defined means “to set apart.”

    We should sequester this:

    Small Biz Owners Concerned About Sequester

    [DC] Md. Small Businesses Express Concerns About Sequester
    Small businesses in Prince George's County met with Sen. Ben Cardin to express concerns about the impact of sequestration. (Published Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013)

    1. Talk of sequestration doom:

    Let's just see what happens.

    Planes, Trains Could Be Affected by Sequestration

    [DC] Planes, Trains Could Be Affected by Sequestration
    Gridlock on Capitol Hill could have direct impact on air travel and Metro. News4 transportation reporter Adam Tuss has the story. (Published Monday, Feb 25, 2013)

    2. The blame game:

    Ignore the finger-pointing and forget what the partisan pundits say; everyone on Capitol Hill and inside the White House is at fault. They are all equally culpable.

    Blame is a smokescreen the purpose of which is to conceal failure.

    Blame is a game that never solved anything.

    3. Any belief that things will get better in Washington until they get worse:

    There is absolutely no reason to think that Democrats and Republicans -- or, for that matter, Democrats and Democrats, or Republicans and Republicans -- will find common ground on revenue and spending issues.

    Not, at least, until something really bad happens.

    4) Laughs:

    Set some aside. They will come in handy if The Sequester, like so many overhyped things, comes and goes with a whimper.


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    The White House released lists for each state on Sunday of potential effects of automatic spending cuts set for Friday.