What Sequester Means in the Real World

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How Did We Get Here?

Going back to 2011, congressional Republicans wanted spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. They couldn't agree and hoped they'd make a deal by 2013, and if they didn't automatic cuts would go into effect. Well, here we are and cuts are a'coming. Click through to see those cuts could affect you.

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