Archive for the ‘Sequester Watch’ Category

Sequester Watch, #17

August 12th, 2013

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… Read more

Sequester Watch, #16

August 5th, 2013

Lots of granular e.g.’s of sequestration’s impact on seniors, low-income kids (Head Start), and cancer patients–add in active duty soldiers and you have a group that you might think policy makers would want to try to help. But this week also includes a number of macroeconomic pieces, focusing on GDP and a job market stuck… Read more

Sequester Watch, #15

July 29th, 2013

Macro and micro this week, in terms of ongoing damage from sequestration.  The CBO estimates that if you canceled it now, we’d add another 900,000 jobs over the next year (they also say that unless we later offset the higher deficit, later growth would be slower). Then there’s the loss of public defenders and public… Read more

900,000 Jobs? Read the Letter, Paul

July 25th, 2013

Here’s a way to get some more jobs in the very near term—900,000 to be precise: cancel the sequester. That’s what the CBO said in response to Rep. Van Hollen’s request for such an analysis.  …canceling the automatic spending reductions effective August 1 would increase outlays relative to those under current law by $14 billion… Read more

Sequester Watch, #14

July 22nd, 2013

Our 14th version of Sequester Watch, and despite some claims to the contrary, I’ve gotta tell you that it’s not getting harder to find links like those below.  As in the WaPo story about the sequester and Hispanics: Sequestration has turned out to be less dire than predicted in many areas, as some agencies have… Read more