Sequester Watch, #17

August 12th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The sequester continues to inflict damage at both the granular and macro levels.

There’s a piece from GA on a topic we’ve been focusing on here at CBPP: the loss of housing vouchers.  Who’s affected by such losses:

On average, these families earn less than $13,000 a year. About 20 percent of those individuals receiving housing vouchers are disabled adults; another 9 percent are disabled adults with children in the household; another 18 percent are elderly.

These aren’t families that can cut back by postponing a summer vacation or by eating out at restaurants less often.

If Congress can figure out a way to spare airline travelers from longer lines, perhaps it can also figure out a way to keep roofs over the heads of our poorest citizens.

Be sure to see also the Marketplace piece below on the interaction of Head Start cuts and back-to-school.  This doesn’t only impact the kids, of course, it impacts their parents for whom traditional child care is a heavy lift for their budgets.

Coast Guard Pilots In Mass. Feel Sequester Pinch
August 6, 2013
By Bruce Gellerman
WBUR Radio
http://www.wbur.org/2013/08/06/mass-coast-guard-sequester

Sequester Cuts Inflicting Pain: A Blow-by-Blow of Impacts on Santa Barbara
August 8, 2013
By Brandon Fastman
Santa Barbara Independent
http://www.independent.com/news/2013/aug/08/sequester-cuts-inflicting-pain/

Sequestration Has Georgia Town On Edge
August 8, 2013
By Adam Ragusea
NPR
http://www.npr.org/2013/08/12/211279143/furlough-fallout

More on Sequestration’s Effects on the Private Sector
August 8, 2013
By Catherine Rampell
The New York Times
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/more-on-sequestrations-effects-on-the-private-sector/?_r=0

Sequestration Forces Federal Agency To Turn Thermostat Up To 80 Degrees
August 8, 2013
By Amanda Terkel
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/08/sequestration-federal-agency_n_3725548.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Sequestration could cut from Va. Head Start programs
August 8, 2013
By Greta Cruez
WJLA News (ABC)
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/08/sequestration-could-cut-from-va-head-start-programs-92496.html

How the sequester will impact schools this year
August 9, 2013
By Andrea Gardner
Marketplace Radio
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/6-degrees-sequestration/how-sequester-will-impact-schools-year

Federal sequestration hits home for university researchers
August 9, 2013
By Margaret Fosmoe
South Bend Tribune
http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-federal-sequestration-hits-home-for-university-researchers-20130809,0,3390139.story

Murray tries to put a face on the sequester
August 9, 2013
By Colin Campbell
Seattle Times
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021579910_murrayeventxml.html

As damaging sequester continues, Congress goes on 5-week vacation
August 9, 2013
By Michael Hiltzik
LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20130811,0,2015313.column

Sequester cooling Florida’s revenue growth
August 9, 2013
By Aaron Deslatte
Orlando Sentinel
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/blogs/political-pulse/os-sequester-cooling-floridas-revenue-growth-20130809,0,2124092.post

Top federal public defender wary of sequester effects
August 9, 2013
By Andy Kravetz
Peoria Journal Star
http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1293268535/Top-federal-public-defender-wary-of-sequester-effects

Systems protecting Earth in peril due to sequester
August 9, 2013
By Allison Barrie
Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/08/09/systems-protecting-earth-in-peril-due-to-sequester/

Obama warns disabled veterans prolonged sequester could put their benefits in jeopardy
August 10, 2013
Associated Press
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/10/obama-to-address-convention-disabled-veterans/

Sequestration cuts millions from university research dollars
August 11, 2013
By Lindsay Whitehurst
The Salt Lake Tribune
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56573814-78/research-university-lab-cuts.html.csp

The pain of sequestration is about to hit home
August 11, 2013
By Blake Sharpton
The Telegraph (GA)
http://www.macon.com/2013/08/11/2601642/the-pain-of-sequestration-is-about.html

Anxiety over sequester hits every level of UI research
August 12, 2013
By Julie Wurth
The News-Gazette (IL)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-08-12/anxiety-over-sequester-hits-every-level-ui-research.html

Sequestration is hitting hard; thanks for nothing, ‘supercommittee': PennLive letters
August 12, 2013
By Will Ogden
The Patriot-News (PA)
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/08/sequestration_letterkenny_depot_toomey_supercommittee.html

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One comment in reply to "Sequester Watch, #17"

  1. Fred Donaldson says:

    This listing, and the others you have provided, are a great service to puyblic understanding the impact of a political “deal” gone wrong.


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