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Lobbyists for military contractors are swarming all over Capitol Hill these days in a frenzy to stave off automatic budget cuts as part of the second wave of sequestration, due in January.Lobbyists for military contractors are swarming all over Capitol Hill these days in a frenzy to stave off automatic budget cuts.

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President Obama had the opportunity this week to make an irresponsible Congress face the consequences of its own dumb actions. For reasons I cannot fathom, he took a pass.

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So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” -- some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and Sept. 30 -- hasn’t been evident to most Americans. Take a closer look, though, and many people are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.

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