The Sequester's Hidden Risks for the U.S. Economy

Unforeseen bottlenecks would choke economic activity
Illustration by Al Murphy

It didn’t take long for sequestration to bite. Lines more than doubled at some of the nation’s largest airports on the first weekend after the across-the-board spending cuts took effect on March 1; and importers of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants braced for long lines at border crossings as the Department of Homeland Security reduced overtime to save money.

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