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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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