Today is Congress’s last chance to pass a budget deal. Failure to act will result in across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.
While the American people rightly view this as another manufactured crisis from Washington, these capricious cuts could do real damage. If sequestration is allowed to occur, a wide range of programs from education to air travel will be affected, and our fragile economic recovery could stall. Abroad, our reputation will suffer as nations wonder if America really can govern itself.