Pentagon Cuts in Context: No reason for “doomsday” hysteria

Carl Conetta. Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #50, 11 October 2011.


What makes sequestration impractical (and marks it as a scare tactic) is the precipitous manner in which it would implement cuts. A gradual approach could accomplish
equivalent savings without comparable disruption. As devised, the provision is meant
to motivate, rather than mitigate, revenue increases and cuts to entitlement programs.

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