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Economists Debate Sequestration's Total Effect

NPR | March 1, 2013 10:47 a.m.

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John Ydstie

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the budget cuts that go into effect Friday will shave 0.6 percent from the economy’s annual growth rate. That might not be a big worry if the economy were growing at 3 or 4 percent. But growth is a paltry 2 percent, so the impact may be noticeable.


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