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United States House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Much has been written about the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts contained in the Budget Control Act of 2011, otherwise known as “sequestration,” but many critical questions remain regarding official interpretations of the legislation and how it will actually be implemented on an agency-by-agency basis. Read more»

A plane lands at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Most of the Federal Aviation Administration budget will be subject to the sequester cuts. Fully included in those cuts is the FAA’s 'operations' account, which goes largely toward paying the salaries of our nation's 15,000 air traffic controllers who prevent our aircraft from running into one another in the skies.

There is a right way and a wrong way to cut federal spending, but the sequestration plan about to go into effect is perhaps the most boneheaded approach that could possibly be concocted. Read more»