The sequester is set to go into effect on Friday, unless Congress acts now. Presuming Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked, actual consequences of the sequester will begin on March 27. According to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, a majority of Americans are opposed to the sequester, but are unsure how Congress should solve the problem. President Obama is scheduled to meet with Congressional leaders on Friday at the White House to discuss a potential compromise.
If Congress doesn’t act, massive irresponsible cuts will be implemented, affecting millions of Americans and reversing years of progress. These are five of the many consequences Americans will face if Congress doesn’t reach a deal by Friday.
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