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Large and small examples of the sequester’s effect on the US

Rachel Maddow had some examples of how the sequester — or as she so elegantly put it, the “nearly universally agreed-upon to be stupid self-inflicted problem we made for ourselves in Washington” — has negatively effected the US, with last friday being a mandatory furlough day for 115,000 federal employees. Maddow pointed out that this was the “largest govt shutdown since the ’90s.”

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