Sequester cuts government budget by same percentage as payroll tax hike hit families

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., put the sequester in perspective this morning, noting that the law will lower federal spending to the same degree that the payroll tax hike lowered the size of each American’s paycheck in the fiscal cliff deal.

“It’s absurd to think that the government cannot get by with a little more than a 2 percent reduction in spending when every working American had to figure out how to make due with 2 percent less in their paychecks last month,” McConnell said on the Senate floor this morning.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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