Sequester Watch

April 22nd, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Like I said, we at OTE plan to keep tabs on the effects of the automatic budget cuts now solidly in place for at least the rest of this fiscal year.  I’m running off and don’t have to time to do more than post some links, but check these out and feel free to add others in comments.  This is a lousy approach to budgeting at both and the micro and macro levels, but since it’s more of a slow bleed, it’s easy to forget about it.  We will work to disallow that!

Sequestration Could Deny Rental Assistance to 140,000 Low-Income Families: Cuts Come at Time of Rising Need for Housing Assistance and Will Exacerbate Homelessness
April 2, 2013
By Douglas Rice
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3945

Sequestration Threatens to Cut Rental Assistance to 140,000 Families
April 2, 2013
By Douglas Rice
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:  Off the Charts blog
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/sequestration-threatens-to-cut-rental-assistance-to-140000-families/

IRS sets five specific furlough dates
April 19, 2013
By Josh Hicks
Washington Post: Federal Eye blog
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/04/19/irs-sets-five-specific-furlough-dates/

Those who need housing in Fairfax face tough times because of sequester
April 21, 2013
By Michael Laris
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/those-who-need-housing-in-fairfax-face-tough-times-because-of-sequester/2013/04/21/751e60a8-a7aa-11e2-8302-3c7e0ea97057_story.html

Furloughs underway, but uncertainty remains for many workers
April 21, 2013
By Steve Vogel
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/furloughs-underway-but-uncertainty-remains-for-many-workers/2013/04/21/14825d46-a91a-11e2-8302-3c7e0ea97057_story.html

Strapped by sequester, Head Starts drop kids
March 13, 2013
By Pamela Engel
Associated Press
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130313/NEWS07/303139938/1067

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One comment in reply to "Sequester Watch"

  1. JohnR says:

    Research at government facilities is also getting hit. Projects are being cut, staff on surviving projects are being cut, people are being even more overloaded than they were. The GOP is simply insane as a political party, and the Democratic Party is largely wringing its hands in response, but Obama is being stunningly irresponsible in ignoring the consequences of 5 years of this savage Mellonite fanaticism. He was elected President of the United States, not President of the Washington Post editorial staff. He is who he is, but what a wasted opportunity, and what an almost incalculable loss to the people of this country.


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