Sequester Watch, #15

July 29th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Macro and micro this week, in terms of ongoing damage from sequestration.  The CBO estimates that if you canceled it now, we’d add another 900,000 jobs over the next year (they also say that unless we later offset the higher deficit, later growth would be slower).

Then there’s the loss of public defenders and public housing.  This kind of thing hits the poor, of course, so you’d want to see if they’re the ones feeling it.  And that’s what you learn from an NBC/WSJ poll cited below:

…one specific group – Americans who earn less than $30,000 per year – say they have been the hardest hit.  Among all respondents under that income level, 31 percent say they have been affected by the spending cuts, up from 24 percent in April and the most of any other income level group.

Our View: Sequestration is hurting justice in Delaware
July 23, 2013
Editorial Board
Delaware Online
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130724/OPINION11/307240021/Our-View-Sequestration-hurting-justice-Delaware

Maine Housing Voucher Recipients Feel Pinch of Federal Sequestration
July 24, 2013
By Tom Porter
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/29077/Default.aspx

Public defenders say sequester is hurting poor clients
July 24, 2013
By Lisa Rein
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/07/24/public-defenders-say-sequester-is-hurting-poor-clients/

Sequestration Pain: Likely to Continue in FY 2014, 10 Weeks from Now
July 24, 2013
By Rick Cohen
Nonprofit Quarterly
http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/22649-sequestration-pain-likely-to-continue-in-fy-2014-10-weeks-from-now.html

Want to Add 1 Million Jobs to the Economy? Cancel the Sequester Next Fiscal Year
July 25, 2013
By Niraj Chokshi
National Journal
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/want-to-add-1-million-jobs-to-the-economy-cancel-the-sequester-next-fiscal-year-20130725

Sequestration Takes Away Services That Are Proven To Reduce Homelessness
July 25, 2013
By Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/25/2356251/sequestration-homelessness/

Sequestration, Furloughs Slow Down Review of Federal Regs
July 25, 2013
By Charles Clark
Government Executive
http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2013/07/sequestration-furloughs-slow-down-review-federal-regs/67436/?oref=river

Letter, 7/25: Sequester’s effect on hospitals
July 25, 2013
By Kimberly A. Russel
The Journal Star (NE)
http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-sequester-s-effect-on-hospitals/article_0e6c598d-73f7-593c-8bf2-3553a3208353.html

CBO Says Sequester Part II Could Cost 1.6M Jobs
July 26, 2013
By Eric Pianin
The Fiscal Times
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/07/26/CBO-Says-Sequester-Part-II-Could-Cost-1-6-M-Jobs.aspx#page1

Sequester hits DOD-run schools
July 26, 2013
By Nirvi Shah
Politico Pro
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/defense-furloughs-schools-94792.html

Cumberland County housing agency feeling sequester pinch
July 26, 2013
By Ben Laudermilch
The Patriot-News (PA)
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/07/cumberland_county_housing_agency_feeling_sequester_pinch_as_i_see_it.html

Our View: Sequester forces cuts in the wrong places
July 27, 2013
Editorial Board
Portland Press Herald
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/sequester-forces-cuts-in-the-wrong-places_2013-07-27.html

Sequestration Putting The Squeeze On Youth Military Program
July 27, 2013
By Rachel Slavik
CBS Minnesota
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/07/27/sequestration-putting-the-squeeze-on-youth-military-program/

Rob Johnson: Sequestration’s impact spreads
July 27, 2013
By Rob Johnson
PNJ.com (FL)
http://www.pnj.com/article/20130728/NEWS12/307280018/Rob-Johnson-Sequestration-s-impact-spreads

Sequester slashes funds to Head Start: Yonkers center closes; workers’ hours reduced
July 28, 2013
By Colin Gustafson
Lohud.com
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130727/NEWS/307270071/Sequester-slashes-funds-Head-Start

Ahead of budget battle, more Americans say sequester has hurt
July 29, 2013
By Michael O’Brien, Elizabeth Chuck and Grace Lamb-Atkinson
NBC News
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/28/19700822-ahead-of-budget-battle-more-americans-say-sequester-has-hurt?lite

Furloughs, Layoffs, Delays: Sequester Hits Public Defenders In Mass.
July 29, 2013
By Deborah Becker
WBUR Radio (Boston)
http://www.wbur.org/2013/07/29/sequester-public-defenders

This week: GDP data to reveal sequester’s impact
July 29, 2013
By Peter Schroeder and Vicki Needham
The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/313983-this-week-gdp-data-to-reveal-sequesters-impact

Sequester Weakens Military, Fails to Address Real Pentagon Waste
July 29, 2013
By Bob Ridder
Roll Call
http://www.rollcall.com/news/sequester_weakens_military_fails_to_address_real_pentagon_waste_commentary-226669-1.html?pos=oopih

Sequestration creeps outside the Beltway
July 29, 2013
By Mike Causey
Federal News Radio
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/20/3400476/Sequestration-creeps-outside-the-Beltway

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