Entrenched stumbling blocks loom over next budget negotiations
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Congressional negotiators have reached a $1 trillion deal to fund the government through September. If approved by both chambers before Friday, the deal would avoid a government shutdown. But short-term budgets and stopgap measures are inefficient and wasteful tools for running a government. Beyond the dissent over what gets funded and what’s on the chopping block, there are other speed bumps, namely automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
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