Budget exam

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Here's a multiple choice question:

The federal government spends about $3.5 trillion each year. After sequestration occurs, the federal government will spend:

1) Less

2) The same amount

3) More

All who answered number 3 are correct.

In recent memory, the federal government has never cut spending, and it still hasn't. Spending will continue to increase -- just a little less with sequestration.

The powers that be are purposefully choosing their words very carefully to deceive us. Sequestration amounts to a "decrease" in the "increase," not a cut.

-- G. N. Smith, Arlington

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