Archive for the ‘Sequester Watch’ Category

Sequester Watch, #6

May 28th, 2013

Those who forget about sequestration are doomed to repeat it… Highlights from below: In March, right after the $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts went into effect, only 25 percent of Americans said sequestration had affected them. An ABC/Washington Post poll released Friday found that number had jumped to 37 percent, with half of them… Read more

Sequester Watch, #5

May 22nd, 2013

Around here at OTE we do not accept sequestration as “the new normal.”  Thus, we continue to track its impacts. A Look Inside a Head Start Classroom — And How Sequestration is Keeping Kids Out May 20, 2013 By William Callahan Reston Patch (VA) http://reston.patch.com/articles/a-look-inside-a-head-start-classroom-and-how-sequestration-is-keeping-kids-out-b94baaa0 Sequestration Forces Indian Land, Military Base Schools To Make Drastic Cuts… Read more

Sequester Watch #4

May 13th, 2013

Those who forget history sequestration are doomed to repeat it. Tracking Sequestration Across the Nation May 7, 2013 BY: NEWS DESK PBS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/05/the-sequester-its-the-term.html Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs May 7, 2013 PBS NewsHour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/jan-june13/sequester_05-07.html Watch: How the sequester threatens Head Start May 7, 2013 By Aliyah Frumin MSNBC http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/05/07/how-the-sequester-threatens-head-start/ NIH Details Impact of… Read more

Sequester Watch

May 6th, 2013

Our ongoing feature tracking the consequences of how this really bad idea of across-the-board budget cuts—except when they inconvenience frequent fliers—continues to play out in real time. Meals On Wheels Sequestration Cuts Taking Effect April 29, 2013 By Arthur Delaney Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/meals-on-wheels-sequestration_n_3165256.html   Smithsonian to close some exhibit areas because of sequestration April 29, 2013… Read more

Sequester Watch, #2

April 29th, 2013

Week #2 wherein we collect reports of the sequester in action.  Just because Congress decided to cancel the highly visible impact of the FAA furloughs does not–repeat…does not–mean this foolishness is over.  It just means you have to look a little harder to see it. Section 8 vouchers pulled back April 18, 2013 By Mike… Read more