PBS NewsHour

Political Firestorm Flares As Sequestration Looms

Clip: 08/03/2012 | 6m 44s

Should Congress fail to pass a deficit reduction plan by the end of the year, the 2011 Budget Control Act will trigger budget cuts of $1.2 trillion, evenly split between defense and non-defense spending. The result has been a political brawl on the campaign trail and between the political parties. Margaret Warner reports.

Aired: 08/03/12

Rating: NR

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