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Thune: sequester cuts targeting wrong services

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As both parties in Washington deal with sequester budget cuts, effects are being felt across the country and here at home.

From the grounding of B-1 Bombers to long lines at airports due to a reduction in air traffic controllers, the federal cuts go deep.

While both sides know reduced spending is necessary, there is disagreement on how to do it.

U.S. Senator John Thune does not agree with the current plan, which he says disproportionately reduces the defense budget.

Thune says there is a way to enact the sequester without endangering the public.

"Target low priority spending instead of high priority spending that impacts the things and services that people rely on-- those health and safety issues that are so important in the types of programs that the government provides out there," said Thune.

A number of senate and house democrats, including U.S. Senator Tim Johnson from South Dakota, say a better way to deal with budget cuts is to have corporate America and the wealthiest citizens to pay their fair share.

 

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