As sequestration looms, it’s our time to shine.

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It’s that time again. The carnival side show known as the congressional budget process is playing out downtown, and greater Washington is reminded how dangerous it is being a company town when the mill owner is moody.

Yes, a government shutdown would affect our entire economy, as a portion of our workforce would be left without paychecks for period of time. However, the possibility of a reimposition of sequestration limits on federal spending is an ongoing threat. For two years, a short-term congressional agreement allowed federal expenditures to rise higher than sequestration limits. Many suggest our region has adjusted to the lower spending totals, but that is just wrong.

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