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Elizabeth Warren: Sequester Cuts Are "Just Plain Dumb"

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Warren called the $85 billion in automatic cuts set to kick in Friday a "blunt instrument." "We're out there trying to make clear this means children kicked out of Head Start programs. This means teachers that are potentially laid off. This means fewer air traffic controllers," she said. "It means here in Massachusetts fewer dollars going into research. That may sound way off and not really important, but that means jobs right here in Massachusetts. It means cuts in the defense industry, not smart cuts, cuts we ought to be making, getting rid of fat," she said. "It just means blunt, across-the-board cuts. It's just an irresponsible way."

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