Free-Market and Progressive Stances On Sequestration

Boehner and SequesterFebruary 27, 2013 – Segment 3

Continuing our coverage on the looming sequestration, we hear perspectives from two people thinking about and writing about what’s happening. We hear first from Romina Boccia, economist and research coordinator for the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. She offers a free-market approach to sequestration, and talks about how healthcare fits into the deficit.

Then, John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation and contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times, shares his perspective. Offering a progressive take, Nichols expresses why austerity is the wrong idea for the country.