Archive for the ‘Sequester Watch’ Category

Sequester Watch, #22

September 18th, 2013

More on Head Start, jobs, the FBI, science research.  And I see no sign of a counterproposal to this mindlessness with any political legs.  At this point, it’s hard to imagine sequestration repealed or replaced in 2014.  Beyond that, we can hope…or, better yet, continue to connect the cuts to the lives of the people… Read more

Sequester Watch, #21

September 9th, 2013

The reports of the problems generated by the mindless budget cuts otherwise known as sequestration keep coming, with a number of stories on DC itself–talk about your self-inflicted wounds. Also, add elephants to the list of non-humans hurt by the cuts (see below): The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plays an essential role in… Read more

Sequester Watch, #20

September 3rd, 2013

Here’s the latest in our continuing collection of reports on sequestration’s impacts on the ground.  There’s more on Head Start (see “Who’s Not Going Back to School?” below), legal services, and scientific research. Or note this, from a piece below on the impact of the cuts on soldiers and vets with mental health needs: “We’ve… Read more

Sequester Watch, #19

August 26th, 2013

This week, as many students head back to school, the sequester’s Head Start cuts mean that 57,000 low-income kids will not.  Wahpeton, ND illustrated Head Start spots that fell victim to the sequester with empty seats and a sign that reads “these 12 chairs represent the 12 children who will not be able to attend Head Start due… Read more

Sequester Watch, #18

August 19th, 2013

You might figure that as the sequester goes on, it would become the new normal and we’d see less reporting about its negative impacts on Head Start, scientific and medical research, low-income housing, and more.  But you’d be wrong about that, in no small part due to the broad swath of journalists who, to their great credit,… Read more