Archive for the ‘Sequester Watch’ Category

Sequester Watch, #27

October 23rd, 2013

Interesting but not unexpected: as sequestration lingers–as it becomes the new normal–there are fewer articles about its effects.  I suspect this will incorrectly be taken to mean that it’s not having much of an impact, as opposed to the what’s really going on, i.e., the new normal: we’re learning to live with the damage that… Read more

Sequester Watch, #26

October 15th, 2013

To their credit, people keep asking me “what’s going on with sequestration?”   Well, here’s our 26th (!) post tracking just that.  More on Head Start, housing, the military, and others still getting whacked by this. It is to their credit that Senate Democrats have recently added replacing sequestration cuts to the ongoing fiscal negotiations…. Read more

Sequester Watch, #25

October 7th, 2013

What, nobody wants to talk about sequestration anymore!?  It’s all shutdown and default?! Well, we’re going to continue to collect and document the damage from all of the above. One budget point here: As Michael Linden has been valiently yelling about for days now, locking in sequester spending levels in a clean budget patch bill–a… Read more

Sequester Watch, #24

September 30th, 2013

Episode #24 of the mindless, across the board budget cuts known as sequestration comes just as the House R’s are on the brink of shutting down the government.  Note the entry below “…Shutdown Threatens Federal Workers Already Squeezed by Sequestration.”  The shutdown threatens furloughs of 800,000 workers, and whether they get retroactive pay for the time… Read more

Sequester Watch, #23

September 23rd, 2013

Another week, another collection of ways in which the sequester is infliciting damage on key functions. EG, from one of the HuffPo pieces below, a nice e.g. of how cuts can cost you: “Members of Congress and the Obama administration rely heavily on the work of inspectors general to root out waste, fraud and abuse… Read more