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Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 2:31 p.m.

Idaho Reps Expect Sequester Cuts

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, right, and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, discuss the federal deficit and looming budget cuts in Boise earlier today. (AP Photo/Todd Dvorak)

Idaho’s senior senator and congressman both said today that they expect the automatic federal budget cuts required by sequestration to kick in as scheduled on March 1, forcing devastating cuts. “The one thing I’ve discovered is for every complex problem, there is a simple solution that doesn’t work,” said 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson. “I think sequestration is going to kick into effect, because I don’t see the will on either side of the aisle to try to address what are painfully stupid cuts – it’s a meat ax”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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