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Discretionary Default. (cover story)

  • Periodical
  • CQ Weekly. 3/11/2013, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p450-453. 4p.
  • The article discusses the implications of the 85 billion U.S. dollars spending sequester that become effective on March 1, 2013 for U.S. discretionary programs. It looks at the debate about which programs, services and activities are most prized across the 3.6 trillion U.S. dollars that the U.S. federal government will spend over the current fiscal year. It also notes that the largest share of the spending cuts will fall on discretionary programs and cites the programs' role in the economy.
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