Sequester Watch, #7

June 3rd, 2013 at 11:59 am

It’s common practice to dump on the press for their short memories and tendency to chase drama over substance.  But as I hope this series has shown, our media has been quite vigilant in tracking the impact of sequestration when a lot of other folks have either forgotten about or decided it doesn’t matter much after all.

True, the flying public has been held harmless, but a lot of other people and programs haven’t.

For example, I don’t know if what seems like an increase in monster storms is related to climate change or not, but cutting funding to the national weather service seems awfully ill-advised right  now.   In her oped to which we link below, Sen. Mikulski asks:

Is now the time to cut funding for the National Weather Service, when accurate forecasts of severe weather save hundreds of lives every year — through early warnings, as we just saw in Oklahoma — and U.S. industry relies on reliable forecasting every day?

 

When Sequestration Becomes Devastation
May 28, 2013
By Evan Soltas
Bloomberg View
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-28/when-sequestration-becomes-devastation.html

Sequestration hurts key medical research
May 28, 2013
By John Schoen
NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/sequestration-hurts-key-medical-research-6C10088207

Meals, senior care slashed in sequestration
May 28, 2013
Robin Erb
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/28/seniors-sequestration-cuts-michigan/2366197/

Sequestration Hits Program to House Homeless Vets
May 29, 2013
Bryant Jordan
Military.com News
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/05/29/sequestration-hits-program-to-house-homeless-vets.html?comp=700001075741&rank=1

More and more Americans are feeling the effects of the sequester
May 29, 2013
By Brad Plumer
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/29/more-americans-are-feeling-the-effects-of-the-sequester/

Sequester hits work-study funds — and impacts this family
May 29, 2013
By Diana Reese
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/05/29/sequester-hits-work-study-funds-and-impacts-this-family/

Sequester cuts weigh on Head Start programs
May 29, 2013
Nancy Marshall-Genzer
Marketplace
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/6-degrees-sequestration/sequester-cuts-weigh-head-start-programs

NIH Director Warns Of Sequester Consequences
May 29, 2013
WBUR Boston
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/05/29/nih-funding-sequestration

Personnel, Carriers, Jet Fighters Suffer Under Any Form of Sequester, Experts Agree
May 30, 2013
By Dan Parsons
National Defense Magazine
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/lists/posts/post.aspx?ID=1159

How the sequester endangers America’s future
May 31, 2013
By Sen. Barbara Mikulski
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/barbara-mikulski-sequestration-endangers-americas-future/2013/05/31/47e709fe-c934-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html

Every Child Left Behind: Sequester Guts Indian Education, Part 2
May 31, 2013
By Tanya Lee
Indian Country Today
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/31/every-child-left-behind-sequester-guts-indian-education-part-2-149592

Sequester stalls Meals on Wheels programs
May 31, 2013
By Robert Samuels
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sequester-stalls-meals-on-wheels-programs/2013/05/31/d3be785e-c3d0-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html

Sequester could hike the cost of 2020 Census, commerce chief says
May 31, 2013
By Jim Tankersley
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sequester-could-make-census-more-expensive-commerce-chief-warns/2013/05/31/e9b941fa-c9f4-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html

Every Child Left Behind: Sequester Guts Indian Education, Part 3
June 2, 2013
By Tanya Lee
Indian Country Today
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/06/02/every-child-left-behind-sequester-guts-indian-education-part-3-149616

Flying blind: the impacts of sequesters
June 2, 2013
By Paul Posner
The Federal Times
http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130602/ADOP06/306020004/Flying-blind-impacts-sequesters

Sequester prompts rural Head Start closings
June 3, 2013
By Mary Jane Skala
World Herald News Service
http://www.omaha.com/article/20130603/NEWS/706039929/1707

Big Or Small, Sequestration Cuts Felt Nationwide
June 3, 2013
NPR’s Morning Edition
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/03/188247385/sequestration-cuts-being-felt-nationwide

Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can’t wait for
June 3, 2013
By Jared Serbu
Federal News Radio
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/412/3344908/Sequestration-slows-network-modernization-that-Navy-cant-wait-for

Sequestration affecting Head Start in Vt.
June 3, 2013
By Charlotte Albright
Vermont Rutland-Herald
http://rutlandherald.com/article/20130603/NEWS03/706039940

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