Late as it is, the nation’s leaders can avert sequestration. Or at least stop it before too much damage is done.
Today’s the day.
Barring the unimaginable — compromise in Washington — the deep, across-the-board cuts in federal spending known as the sequester will go into effect by 11:59 p.m.
There’s still time to avert it. President Obama has called the leaders of both houses of Congress to meet with him today. But expectations of success are low.
And, as congressional tax hawks and their supporters have been predicting, you will note that the sky has not fallen. There is no sign today that the world is nearing an end.
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