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  •  This is key, because in addition to the government (6+ / 0-)

    services that would not be funded under a shut down that you listed, the sequester would kick in a the same time.  That would put pressure on defense contractors and others who would not otherwise be inconvenienced by the shutdown.  I believe that gives Obama leverage, if he chooses to use it, that many (republicans, pundits and some folks here) don't think he has.  The sequester bites just about everybody, but it bites corporate America particularly hard and they will not be pleased.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

    by ratcityreprobate on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:25:40 AM PST

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