Austin Scott On Sequester: I Warned You | Georgia Public Broadcasting

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Austin Scott On Sequester: I Warned You | Georgia Public Broadcasting

It’s week two of furloughs for thousands of civilian Department of Defense employees across Georgia.

Congressman Austin Scott of Georgia’s Eighth District was among a minority of Republicans who voted against the Budget Control Act of 2011, the law that set the stage for sequestration — across the board spending cuts that have affected all federal agencies.

Speaking to GPB from his Washington office, Scott bemoaned sequestration without laying the original blame at either political party’s feet. “This shouldn’t have happened,” he said. “I’m sorry that it passed, this is no way to run a government.”

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