Sequester Watch, #17

August 12th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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 housing vouchers are disabled adults; another 9 percent are disabled adults with children in the household; another 18 percent are elderly.

These aren’t families that can cut back by postponing a summer vacation or by eating out at restaurants less often.

If Congress can figure out a way to spare airline travelers from longer lines, perhaps it can also figure out a way to keep roofs over the heads of our poorest citizens.

Be sure to see also the Marketplace piece below on the interaction of Head Start cuts and back-to-school.  This doesn’t only impact the kids, of course, it impacts their parents for whom traditional child care is a heavy lift for their budgets.

Coast Guard Pilots In Mass. Feel Sequester Pinch
August 6, 2013
By Bruce Gellerman
WBUR Radio

Sequester Cuts Inflicting Pain: A Blow-by-Blow of Impacts on Santa Barbara
August 8, 2013
By Brandon Fastman
Santa Barbara Independent

Sequestration Has Georgia Town On Edge
August 8, 2013
By Adam Ragusea

More on Sequestration’s Effects on the Private Sector
August 8, 2013
By Catherine Rampell
The New York Times

Sequestration Forces Federal Agency To Turn Thermostat Up To 80 Degrees
August 8, 2013
By Amanda Terkel
Huffington Post

Sequestration could cut from Va. Head Start programs
August 8, 2013
By Greta Cruez

How the sequester will impact schools this year
August 9, 2013
By Andrea Gardner
Marketplace Radio

Federal sequestration hits home for university researchers
August 9, 2013
By Margaret Fosmoe
South Bend Tribune,0,3390139.story

Murray tries to put a face on the sequester
August 9, 2013
By Colin Campbell
Seattle Times

As damaging sequester continues, Congress goes on 5-week vacation
August 9, 2013
By Michael Hiltzik
LA Times,0,2015313.column

Sequester cooling Florida’s revenue growth
August 9, 2013
By Aaron Deslatte
Orlando Sentinel,0,

Top federal public defender wary of sequester effects
August 9, 2013
By Andy Kravetz
Peoria Journal Star

Systems protecting Earth in peril due to sequester
August 9, 2013
By Allison Barrie
Fox News

Obama warns disabled veterans prolonged sequester could put their benefits in jeopardy
August 10, 2013
Associated Press

Sequestration cuts millions from university research dollars
August 11, 2013
By Lindsay Whitehurst
The Salt Lake Tribune

The pain of sequestration is about to hit home
August 11, 2013
By Blake Sharpton
The Telegraph (GA)

Anxiety over sequester hits every level of UI research
August 12, 2013
By Julie Wurth
The News-Gazette (IL)

Sequestration is hitting hard; thanks for nothing, ‘supercommittee’: PennLive letters
August 12, 2013
By Will Ogden
The Patriot-News (PA)

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One comment in reply to "Sequester Watch, #17"

  1. Fred Donaldson says:

    This listing, and the others you have provided, are a great service to puyblic understanding the impact of a political “deal” gone wrong.