A look at how the sequester could affect everyday consumers
Updated: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 10:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - In less than a week, consumers will take a ride on a roller coaster, courtesy of the sequester.
Inaction in Washington would mean automatic cuts to the federal budget would begin on March 1st.
Some lawmakers view the $1 trillion-plus reduction as a positive first step toward balancing the budget, but as Kristine Frazao explains, consumers will be among the first to experience the hardship.