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BUDGET CUTS TO DEFENSE WILL STING, BUT S.D. HAS SEEN WORSE

Experts: Great Recession, aerospace slowdown in '90s hit harder than sequestration

Jonathan Horn, U-T SAN DIEGO

Sunday, March 3, 2013

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‘Disproportionate impact’
“For San Diego, it’s a disproportionate impact because we have so much federal spending here,” said Kelly Cunningham, economist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research. “The easiest way to think about it is our population is 1 percent of the nation, so if everything was equitably done we’d lose 1 percent of whatever this cutback is, but because our defense industry is so massive, we are seeing 3 percent of federal government spending cut.”