Sequester

The world of words is fascinating and I visit it daily on my phone.  And today I came across the definition of Sequester (dictionary.com)

Sequester- in Old English, sequester was a noun referring to a type of medieval Escrow account, where two parties could hold disputed money until a court decision.  Today, the word is most often used as a verb in international law to mean confiscating enemy property.  In contemporary American politics, though, words take on alternative unexpected meanings.  President Obama used the word sequester as a noun to refer to the automatic spending cuts that went into effect on March 1st.

So, who are we cutting spending from?

 

 

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