The White House has released a state by state breakdown of how they'll be affected by sequestration cuts. Do you feel these numbers are legitimate or just scare tactics?
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Just when Californians are finally feeling upbeat again about where the state is heading, here comes a fresh downer: The federal sequester, as the automatic cuts are called, set to kick in this week could cost California billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs while making most people's daily lives more difficult.
The state's budget may be balanced and the economy improving, but unless congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama reach a last-minute deal, the federal government on Friday will begin slashing $85 billion from a $3.6 trillion budget over the seven-month period spanning March to September, including 8 percent from the Pentagon and about 5 percent from domestic agency operating budgets.
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