Common Cents: Do You Believe in Miracles?

| March 1 2013

Common Cents: Do You Believe in Miracles?

There was Doug Flutie in the Orange Bowl.  Joe Carter in the 1993 World Series. And now, as the clock ticks down to hours and seconds before the sequester goes into effect, the ball is in President Obama’s hands while he meets with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders for a “constructive discussion” to prevent the “harmful” cuts.  That’s right – we’ve known about the sequester for more than a year, it’s consumed all of Washington for the last two months (since the last fiscal crisis) and with no progress on any alternative, this will be the first time Republicans, Democrats and the president will sit down together to discuss it.  Will an 11th hour photo opp help squeeze out a deal to cut three cents of every dollar to offset the sequester?  Do you believe in miracles?

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