Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2012 03:04:59 PM PDT
Updated: 09/26/2012 10:11:34 PM PDT
Pick any area of federal policy – national security, health care, education, housing – and expect Washington D.C. to cut spending on it next year.
The prospect of cuts is perhaps not too surprising given the fact the United States faces a $16 trillion national debt. Circumstances may be forcing Americans of all political stripes and economic circumstances to accept some unpleasant combination of paying higher taxes and receiving fewer services from Uncle Sam in 2013.