Sequester Watch, #10

June 24th, 2013 at 11:19 am

Lots more on local Head Start programs this week, but also more defense-related info week, including the impact of sequestration on furloughs, readiness, embassy security, and more.

Here’s a bit of irony from one of the links below: “One of the fears about the federal budget cuts known as the sequester is that they could shrink the economy and trigger large layoffs. At the same time the government is cutting its program that tracks large layoffs—because of the sequester.”

And with that, here’s SW#10:

Is a Sequester Tipping Point Coming?
June 17, 2013
By Niraj Chokshi
National Journal
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/is-a-sequester-tipping-point-coming-20130617
 

Sequester spending cuts beginning to affect the poor, sick
June 19, 2013
By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN
AP
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/trivalley_dispatch/health_and_wellness/sequester-spending-cuts-beginning-to-affect-the-poor-sick/article_14df3322-d863-11e2-a907-001a4bcf887a.html
 

Sequester to cut Sacramento-area programs for seniors, agency head says
June 19, 2013
By Anita Creamer
Sacramento Bee (CA)
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/18/5506894/sequester-to-cut-sacramento-area.html
 

Sequester cuts hitting home for Head Start kids
June 19, 2013
ABC News Channel 9 (NY)
http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Sequester-cuts-hitting-home-for-Head-Start-kids/ht0nS-ucHkmgkexPup2TMw.cspx
 

Picatinny Arsenal to furlough 4,700 civilian employees due to sequestration
June 19, 2013
By Justin Zaremba
NJ.com
http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/06/picatinny_arsenal_to_furlough_4700_civilian_employees_due_to_sequestration.html
 

Ohio feeling $284M in cuts from sequestration, report says
June 19, 2013
By Tristan Navera
Dayton Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/blog/morning_call/2013/06/sequestration-costs-ohio-284m-in-cuts.html
 

Sequestration hurts Head Start
June 20, 2013
Times Herald Staff
The Times Herald (CA)
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/letters/ci_23500119/sequestration-hurts-head-start
 

Journal Times editorial: Sequestration cuts hold AirVenture show hostage
June 20, 2013
Journal Times Editorial Board
The Journal Times (WI)
http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/journal-times-editorial-sequestration-cuts-hold-airventure-show-hostage/article_ea16cfc2-d968-11e2-97b8-001a4bcf887a.html
 

Welsh: Sequestration Drains Crucial Capabilities
June 20, 2013
By Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia
Air Force News
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/06/20/welsh-sequestration-drains-crucial-capabilities.html?comp=7000023467962&rank=1
 

Sequester-Related Defense Cuts Hit North Carolina Businesses
June 20, 2013
By Ben Bradford
WFAE Radio (NPR Charlotte, NC)
http://www.wfae.org/post/sequester-related-defense-cuts-hit-north-carolina-businesses
 

After Benghazi, embassy security checks hit by sequester
June 20, 2013
By Jim McElhatton
Federal Times
http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130620/FACILITIES02/306200004/After-Benghazi-embassy-security-checks-hit-by-sequester
 

Sequester is crippling the Air Force, chief of staff says
June 21, 2013
By Staff
Washington Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2013/06/sequester-is-crippling-the-air-force.html
 

Sequester Cuts Federal Program That Tracks Layoffs
June 21, 2013
By Ben Bradford
WFAE Radio (NPR Charlotte, NC)
http://www.wfae.org/post/sequester-cuts-federal-program-tracks-layoffs
 

Smokey Bear Feeling Sequester Heat
June 21, 2013
By Mead Gruver
AP
http://www.firehouse.com/news/10975353/smokey-bear-feeling-sequester-heat
 

How the Sequester Hurts Cancer Patients
June 21, 2013
By JOHN SEFFRINMICHAEL CALIGIURI
US News & World Report
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/06/21/how-the-sequester-hurts-cancer-patients
 

The sequester’s bite
June 21, 2013
By David Ignatius
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-sequestration-is-feeding-a-slow-motion-decay/2013/06/21/874be74c-d9ef-11e2-a016-92547bf094cc_story.html
 

Sequestration Hits San Diego Refugee Resettlement Agencies
June 21, 2013
By Megan Burks
KPBS Radio (CA)
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jun/21/sequestration-hits-san-diego-refugee-resettlement-/
 

Federal sequester eliminates more Head Start programs in Kansas
June 21, 2013
By Josh Heck
Wichita Business Journal (KS)
http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2013/06/21/federal-sequester-eliminates-more-head.html
 

Social service programs feeling sequestration cuts
June 23, 2013
By Sara Drumm
St. Petersburg Tribune
http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/social-service-programs-feeling-sequestration-cuts-20130623/
 

Sequestration cuts hit the county
June 24, 2013
By Nicholas Fouriezos
The St. Augustine Record (FL)
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2013-06-23-1#.UchHjvm1HTo

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One comment in reply to "Sequester Watch, #10"

  1. Pablo says:

    WaPo: “They said the sequester would be scary. Mostly, they were wrong.

    By David A. Fahrenthold and Lisa Rein, Published: June 30

    Before “sequestration” took effect, the Obama administration issued specific — and alarming — predictions about what it would bring. There would be one-hour waits at airport security. Four-hour waits at border crossings. Prison guards would be furloughed for 12 days. FBI agents, up to 14.

    At the Pentagon, the military health program would be unable to pay its bills for service members. The mayhem would extend even into the pantries of the neediest Americans: Around the country, 600,000 low-income women and children would be denied federal food aid.

    But none of those things happened.”


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