White House Explains Sequester - The Daily Beast

昨年末に一旦収束した「財政の崖」問題の再燃。
こんどはSequesterと呼ばれる財政規律の実行するかどうかの問題が出てきたようです。

White House Explains Sequester - The Daily Beast:


What is the sequester?It’s a package of automatic spending cuts that’s part of the Budget Control Act (BCA), which was passed in August 2011. The cuts, which are projected to total $1.2 trillion, are scheduled to begin in 2013 and end in 2021, evenly divided over the nine-year period. The cuts are also evenly split between defense spending — with spending on wars exempt — and discretionary domestic spending, which exempts most spending on entitlements like Social Security and Medicaid, as the Bipartisan Policy Center explains. The total cuts for 2013 will be $109 billion, according to the new White House report.