Sequestration may have given the Republicans a way to rein in -- and cut -- government spending. Though GOP lawmakers agree that the sequester is an imperfect tool, cutting good and bad programs equally, some see it as proof that spending cuts can be made. "What the [Budget Control Act] showed is that Washington actually can cut spending. And because of this law, that's just what we've done. For the first time since the Korean War, government spending has declined for two years," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
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