The broad, across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequestration are due to kick in on Friday, March 1, and the effects will be far-reaching. In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss why the sequester is bad economics, which companies are going to be affected, and when we can expect to see the damage. 


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