The sequester cuts to the growth in spending of the federal budget will result in a reduction in a increase in spending of $85 billion.

What percentage of the 2013 budget does this represent?

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Total budget: $3.803 trillion (requested)

$85 billion/$3.803 trillion = 0.0223507757 = 2.235%

sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_United_States_federal_budget http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview

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