Sequester Watch, #24

September 30th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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 they’re shut out is not yet decided.  That, of course, is a huge deal for these workers and their families, many of whom are already dealing with sequestration furloughs.

This is, of course, no way to build a reliable workforce.  It is, on the other hand, an excellent way to fulfill the conservative prophecy that “government doesn’t work!”  Of course it doesn’t…they broke it.

Sequestration Impact: Wyoming Courthouse May Have To Be Sold
September 23, 2013
By Sam Stein
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/sequestration-impact-wyoming_n_3976250.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Budget sequester squeezes scientific research
September 24, 2013
By Ariana Eunjung Cha
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/budget-sequester-squeezes-scientists/2013/09/24/a88f3686-1caa-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html

Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit
September 24, 2013
By Alex Rusciano
Peoria Public Radio (IL)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-warns-against-federal-sequester-during-head-start-visit

Sequestration Cuts Sting, Say Impact Aid Districts
September 24, 2013
By Alyson Klein
Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/09/sequester_cuts_sting_impact_ai.html

Sequester forces big cuts in Section 8 housing program
September 25, 2013
Downtown Express (NY)
http://www.downtownexpress.com/2013/09/25/sequester-forces-big-cuts-in-section-8-housing-program/

Reduced Senior Meals a Product of Sequestration Cuts
September 25, 2013
By Gus Jarvis
The Watch
http://www.watchnewspapers.com/view/full_story/23685001/article-Reduced-Senior-Meals-a-Product-of-Sequestration-Cuts?instance=news_top_story

Sequester-Battered Research Budget Hurts Economy, Too
September 25, 2013
By Morton Kondracke
Roll Call
http://blogs.rollcall.com/beltway-insiders/sequester-battered-research-budget-hurts-economy-too/

CommUnity Meals seeing hardships of federal sequestration
September 25, 2013
By Zach Berrige
NBC 11 (CO)
http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/CommUnity-Meals-seeing-hardships-of-federal-sequestration-225127582.html

Schools Begin Feeling the Pinch of Sequestration
September 25, 2013
By Erika Beras
WESA (NPR Pittsburgh)
http://wesa.fm/post/schools-begin-feeling-pinch-sequestration

Federal judges send letter to Congress outlining problems with sequestration
September 26, 2013
Michigan Public Radio
http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-judges-send-letter-congress-outlining-problems-sequestration

Already stinging from sequestration, Coloradans fear more cuts
September 26, 2013
By Sandra Fish
Al Jazeera America
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/26/already-feeling-sequestrationstingcoloradansfearmorefederalcuts.html

Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story of Sequestration
September 26, 2013
By Jeffrey Mervis
Science Magazine
http://news.sciencemag.org/funding/2013/09/numbers-dont-tell-whole-story-sequestration

Sequester leaves dam surrounding Florida’s largest freshwater lake in dire of need of repair
September 26, 2013
By Katie Howland
The Daily Caller
http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/26/sequester-leaves-dam-surrounding-floridas-largest-freshwater-lake-in-dire-of-need-of-repair/

Sequester puts US at a disadvantage on trade, ambassador says
September 26, 2013
By David Cook
Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/monitor_breakfast/2013/0926/Sequester-puts-US-at-a-disadvantage-on-trade-ambassador-says

Government Shutdown Threatens Federal Workers Already Squeezed By Sequestration
September 26, 2013
By Amanda Terkel and Dave Jamieson
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/26/government-shutdown-employees_n_3997142.html

Navy Chief: Sequester Threatens to Undo Four Years of Progress
September 26, 2013
By Charles Clark
Government Executive
http://www.govexec.com/defense/2013/09/navy-chief-sequester-threatens-undo-four-years-progress/70880/

If You Liked the First Round of Sequestration, You’ll Love Round Two
September 27, 2013
By Mackenzie Eaglen
US News & World Report
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2013/09/27/the-next-round-of-sequestration-will-be-even-worse-for-the-pentagon

State estimates 21,000 Md. jobs lost to sequester cuts
September 27, 2013
By Erin Cox
The Baltimore Sun
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/federal/bs-md-sequester-job-cuts-20130926,0,7069961.story

Sequester’s toll
September 27, 2013
By Robert Faulise
The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/324921-sequesters-toll

New FBI Director James B. Comey stunned by impact of sequestration on agents in the field
September 27, 2013
By Sari Horwitz
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-fbi-director-james-b-comey-stunned-by-impact-of-sequestration-on-agents-in-the-field/2013/09/27/0af002d8-2791-11e3-b75d-5b7f66349852_story.html

Sequester impacts felt at FBI, report says
September 28, 2013
UPI.com
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/09/28/Sequester-impacts-felt-at-FBI-report-says/UPI-96621380394606/?spt=hs&or=tn

Insight: Largely out of sight, U.S. budget sequester still cuts deep
September 28, 2013
By Andy Sullivan
Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/28/us-usa-budget-sequester-insight-idUSBRE98R05K20130928

To Understand the Budget Debate, You Need to Understand the Sequester. Here’s a Quick Primer.
September 29, 2013
By Kevin Mahnken
The New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114892/what-sequester-2013-sequestration-guide

Report: Avoiding sequestration still means painful choices
September 29, 2013
By Hugh Lessig
The Daily Press
http://www.dailypress.com/news/military/dp-nws-brac-report-20130929,0,439304.story

County Officials Blame Sequestration for Decline in Sales-Tax Revenue
September 29, 2013
Sun Gazette (VA)
http://www.sungazette.net/mclean-greatfalls-vienna-oakton/news/county-officials-blame-sequestration-for-decline-in-sales-tax-revenue/article_d220f39c-28f6-11e3-9769-001a4bcf887a.html

Sequestration nation: military communities feel nation’s budget stress
September 30, 2013
By James Politi
Center for Public Integrity
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/09/30/13476/sequestration-nation-military-communities-feel-nations-budget-stress

Sequester, U.S.A.
October 1, 2013
By Kellie Lunney
Government Executive
http://www.govexec.com/magazine/features/2013/10/sequester-us/71004/?oref=mag-module

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