By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When it comes to federal spending, $85 billion is a drop in the bucket. Howls can be heard over the mere suggestion that outlays might be reduced by this amount through sequestration. The concern is overblown, as we're only talking about 2 percent of a $3.8 trillion budget.