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The Sequester fear mongering continues...

http://news.yahoo.com/sequester-meat-shortages-months-away-s...

And yet, according to a quote I had read online (sorry I forgot location of source although one can easily look up USDA budget etc) "The USDA spent $145 billion in 2012. Its proposed budget for 2013 was $155 billion, a 6.9% increase. Of that, $128 billion is considered “mandatory” spending — e.g., payments to farmers based on a formula — and isn’t affected by the sequester. What’s in play is $27 billion of projected “discretionary” spending. The sequester cuts that by 8% to about $24 billion. So the sequestered 2013 budget is $152 billion, a 4.8% increase over 2012"