Friday, January 29, 2016

Why I Stopped Using the “S” Word…and You Should Too

It comes in many forms: sequester, sequestration, and (my personal favorite) sequestrable—as in “sequestrable budgetary resources.” Everyone dislikes the “s” word, and for good reason. But I am increasingly dismayed at how the “s” word gets thrown around carelessly by senior policymakers as a way of avoiding a more difficult discussion. Here are my thoughts on how we can talk about the BCA budget caps more accurately and realistically.