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‘Saturday Night Live’ Explains the Sequester

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Posted on Mar 3, 2013
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On Friday, President Obama ordered the sequester to begin after lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert the $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts that it triggered.

Still confused by what that means for you? You’re hardly alone. As Democrats and Republicans haggle over the severity of the reductions, “Saturday Night Live” took the opportunity to explain how exactly the sequester could affect you—or at least, it mocked the possibilities on its latest show.

Since Obama (played by Jay Pharoah) has “no idea how money works or how budgets work,” teachers, astronauts, meat inspectors and an affected group that closely resembles the Village People will have to suffice.

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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