Sequester Watch, #16

August 5th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Lots of granular e.g.’s of sequestration’s impact on seniors, low-income kids (Head Start), and cancer patients–add in active duty soldiers and you have a group that you might think policy makers would want to try to help.

But this week also includes a number of macroeconomic pieces, focusing on GDP and a job market stuck in second gear.

Sequester Might Sound Wonky, But It’s Real and It Hurts
July 29, 2013
By Emily Deruy
ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/sequester-sound-wonky-real-hurts/story?id=19803057

Sequestration May Mean More Military Casualties, Army Chief Of Staff Says
July 29, 2013
By Amanda Terkel
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/sequestration-military-casualties_n_3672623.html

Sequester hurts head start programs: Vigo County head start makes sequester cuts
July 30, 2013
By Jon Swaner
WTHITV10 (IN)
http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/local/sequester-hurts-head-start-programs

GDP Grew at Anemic 1.7% Rate Last Quarter. Thanks, Sequester!
July 31, 2013
By Kevin Drum
Mother Jones
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/07/gdp-growth-q2-2013

Vacirca: Sequestration not hurting? Ask cancer patients
July 31, 2013
By Jeffrey Vacira
Newsday (LI, NY)
http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/vacirca-sequestration-not-hurting-ask-cancer-patients-1.5805068

Federal Sequester deals blow to Stokes seniors
August 1, 2013
By Bob Cleveland
Stokes News (NC)
http://www.thestokesnews.com/news/news/2361799/Federal-Sequester-deals-blow-to-Stokes-seniors

State’s Largest Head Start Program Feels Sequester Pinch
August 1, 2013
By Sam Evans-Brown
New Hampshire Public Radio
http://nhpr.org/post/states-largest-head-start-program-feels-sequester-pinch

U.S. Cuts Take Increasing Toll on Job Growth
August 2, 2013
By Jackie Calmes and Catherine Rampell
The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/03/business/economy/us-cuts-take-increasing-toll-on-job-growth.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Cuts of GOP-backed sequestration hurt families, economy
August 2, 2013
Rep. John F. Tierney
Macomb Daily (MA)
http://www.macombdaily.com/article/20130802/OPINION03/130809918/cuts-of-gop-backed-sequestration-hurt-families-economy

GOLDMAN: The Sequester Is Hitting Private Jobs Harder Than Federal Jobs
August 2, 2013
By Sam Ro
Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sequesters-impact-on-jobs-2013-8

Lindsey Graham: Sequestration Could Hurt America’s Response To Threats
August 4, 2013
By Ariel Edwards-Levy
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/04/lindsey-graham-america-threats_n_3703824.html

Sequester to hit U.S. Attorney, public defenders in Minnesota
August 4, 2013
By David Hanners
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_23794910/sequester-hit-u-s-attorney-public-defenders-minnesota

Government sequester will hit hungry seniors hard
August 4, 2013
By Trudy Lieberman
Kearney Hub (NE)
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/government-sequester-will-hit-hungry-seniors-hard/article_17bb798a-fb80-11e2-b38e-0019bb2963f4.html

Government officials say sequestration cuts make federal court system more expensive
August 4, 2013
By Mitch Mitchell
Star-Telegram (TX)
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/03/5054371/government-officials-say-sequestration.html

Americans pay the price for sequestration
August 4, 2013
Editorial Board
Kansas City Star
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/04/4385994/americans-pay-price-for-sequestration.html

Sequestration hurts small businesses
August 4, 2013
AP via Arizona Daily Star
http://azstarnet.com/business/national-and-international/sequestration-hurts-small-businesses/article_be06d0b0-7e14-5b8e-a589-4587ac88de85.html

Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration
August 5, 2013
By John Commins
Health Leaders Media
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED-294876/Sluggish-Hospital-Job-Growth-Linked-to-Sequestration

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