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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Tyler Balzer
Despite the deep budget sequester cuts that have tightened belts across the government, the Coast Guard is in a rush to empty its budget coffers — the annual fourth-quarter push for federal agencies to spend all of their money or risk smaller budgets the next year.
"The Marine Corps continues to prudently spend every taxpayer dollar," Capt. Tyler Balzer, a Marine Corps spokesman, said in a statement. "For a fraction of the DOD budget, we will continue to provide the nation its most capable force in readiness."