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

Sequestration May Mean More Military Casualties, Army Chief Of Staff Says
July 29, 2013
By Amanda Terkel
Huffington Post

Sequester hurts head start programs: Vigo County head start makes sequester cuts
July 30, 2013
By Jon Swaner

GDP Grew at Anemic 1.7% Rate Last Quarter. Thanks, Sequester!
July 31, 2013
By Kevin Drum
Mother Jones

Vacirca: Sequestration not hurting? Ask cancer patients
July 31, 2013
By Jeffrey Vacira
Newsday (LI, NY)

Federal Sequester deals blow to Stokes seniors
August 1, 2013
By Bob Cleveland
Stokes News (NC)

State’s Largest Head Start Program Feels Sequester Pinch
August 1, 2013
By Sam Evans-Brown
New Hampshire Public Radio

U.S. Cuts Take Increasing Toll on Job Growth
August 2, 2013
By Jackie Calmes and Catherine Rampell
The New York Times

Cuts of GOP-backed sequestration hurt families, economy
August 2, 2013
Rep. John F. Tierney
Macomb Daily (MA)

GOLDMAN: The Sequester Is Hitting Private Jobs Harder Than Federal Jobs
August 2, 2013
By Sam Ro
Business Insider

Lindsey Graham: Sequestration Could Hurt America’s Response To Threats
August 4, 2013
By Ariel Edwards-Levy
Huffington Post

Sequester to hit U.S. Attorney, public defenders in Minnesota
August 4, 2013
By David Hanners
Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Government sequester will hit hungry seniors hard
August 4, 2013
By Trudy Lieberman
Kearney Hub (NE)

Government officials say sequestration cuts make federal court system more expensive
August 4, 2013
By Mitch Mitchell
Star-Telegram (TX)

Americans pay the price for sequestration
August 4, 2013
Editorial Board
Kansas City Star

Sequestration hurts small businesses
August 4, 2013
AP via Arizona Daily Star

Sluggish Hospital Job Growth Linked to Sequestration
August 5, 2013
By John Commins
Health Leaders Media

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