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Real News From The Blaze': Sequestration and Defense


In a rare bipartisan vote, the House voted 414-2 Wednesday to force the Obama administration to detail within 30 days exactly how it would carry out $1.2 trillion in mandated budget cuts over the next 10 years to start in 2013.

POLITICO reports that the cuts, referred to as “sequestration," are set to hit defense and domestic spending next year because a so-called bipartisan supercommittee could not find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit-cutting measures last November. Republicans and Democrats want to stop the cuts but cannot agree on a plan to get there.

The spending cuts make the second part of the "Fiscal Cliff" that the country faces at the end of this year along with dealing with the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts and the payroll tax increases. On Tuesday, "Real News" discussed what the cuts could mean for Defense, which could see a major scale-back in support resulting in endangering national security and putting Americans out of work.

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