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The Republican sequester position explained

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Ezra Klein says he doesn’t understand the Republican position on the sequester, but he actually understands a lot more than he lets on. Ezra writes: As I understand it, the GOP has five basic goals in the budget talks: 1) Cut the deficit. 2) Cut entitlement spending. 3) Protect defense spending, and possibly even increase it. 4) Simplify the tax code by cleaning out deductions and loopholes....

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