The federal “sequester” was supposed to be so crazy that Washington never would let it happen. Now that it has happened, the across-the-board cuts are showing that budgeting often was crazy before the sequester.
Consider the fate of Boca Raton Airport and Witham Field in Martin County. Because the sequester requires the Federal Aviation Administration to cut $637 million by Sept. 30, the agency notified those facilities and 147 other small airports that it no longer will pay to staff their control towers because the airports are safe without the the controllers.
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