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Sequestration & reality I

| Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

With all the talk of the horrors associated with sequestration — layoffs, furloughs and weaker defense structure — I was surprised to learn there would be no actual cuts, only a very small reduction in planned increases.

There will be funds available for all governmental bodies at the same level as current rates, plus the reduced increases. If these bodies were able to operate up to now, why can't they operate at the new, higher level? Why should layoffs or reductions in national defense be necessary?

Is it possible that large sums in the budget have been or will be spent on more “green” projects, such as failed solar-panel manufacturing, electric cars, windmills and, of course, providing cellphone service to the “poor”?

Lloyd B. Kline

Mt. Lebanon

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