Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sequester Sequencing

Much of the noise emanating from the political media this week and last has revolved around breathlessly counting down the minutes until the dreaded sequester kicks in this Friday, presumably sending the economy spinning off its axis like the Earth flying into the sun. Now, I think most people are like me in that they have a sense of what this thing entails without fully getting their arms around its breadth. For a helpful cheat sheet, jump over to The National Journal and read this piece by Niraj Chokshi. Naturally, the thing about how teachers in California might be affected has my blinkers sounding. Now, as to the question of which side in the perpetual game of partisan brinksmanship that Washington is engaged in, Brian Beutler at Talking Points Memo seems pretty confident that the politics and perception in this particular fight both favor President Obama and the Dems, leading to a likely cave by the Republicans. Let's see how this plays out.

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