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June 21, 2012
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In defense of House cuts, reforms

In her commentary "House measures hurtful to seniors," published on May 22 in the Nevada Appeal, Janice Ayres failed to mention the purpose of HR 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act. She also wrongly characterized as cruel what are in reality common-sense efforts to replace dangerous sequester cuts by instead reducing fraud, waste, and duplicative programs.

The inability of the Supercommittee to enact $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction in December triggered across-the-board cuts, known as a "sequester," to be imposed on Jan. 2.

The sequester includes a 10 percent reduction in the Department of Defense and an 8 percent reduction …

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