Updated November 25 at 6:26pm

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this week’s poll

Is sequestration good public policy?

No, but it's the only way to make necessary spending cuts 37% | 38 votes
No, spending cuts should not be so dramatic 35% | 36 votes
Yes, it is the only way to bring federal spending down dramatically 29% | 30 votes
I don't know 0% | 0 votes

More and more it appears that the automatic spending cuts mandated by sequestration are going to go into effect on March 1, the result of Congress and President Barack Obama being unable to reach a compromise agreement on a spending and taxing plan before then.

Are the cuts good policy? Or, as the president has suggested, it is the equivalent of taking a “meat-clever approach” to balancing the nation’s budget, one that will lead to lost jobs and compromised public services that will do long-term harm to the country.


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