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I mostly agree that the sequester is teaspoon tempest, but the engineer in me has GREAT Respect for the power of small numbers.

1.5% fewer cars on freeways and traffic jams disappear.

1.5% increase in pressure and boilers explode and people die and ships sink.

Small numbers have great power in some contexts, but not in others.

Driving off the cliff 1.5% more slowly - really doesn't matter.
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