Sequester Watch, #25

October 7th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

What, nobody wants to talk about sequestration anymore!?  It’s all shutdown and default?!

Well, we’re going to continue to collect and document the damage from all of the above.

One budget point here: As Michael Linden has been valiently yelling about for days now, locking in sequester spending levels in a clean budget patch bill–a “clean CR”–is no victory for humankind.  To the contrary, it’s locking in levels of non-defense discretionary spending that are too low to make the investments in public goods–both human and physical capital–that we need.  [Irony note: listen to House R’s going on about how much they love the NIH and WIC as they do their mini-CR dance…awfully hard to take given that these are the same programs they whack in their budget.]  Be sure to see Annie Lowrey’s piece on this below.

The FBI can’t investigate terrorists and fraudsters due to budget cuts
September 30, 2013
By Neil Irwin
Washington Post

Sequester cuts by Congress have hit special education students in Michigan
September 30, 2013
By Stateside Staff
Michigan Public Radio

Sebelius: Shutdown, sequester bad for medical research
September 30, 2013
By Alicia Ault
Oncology Report Digital Network

Eglin Air Force Base firefighter among those ‘double-hit’ by government shutdown, sequester
October 1, 2013
By Dennis Pillion

Remember Sequestration?
October 1, 2013
By Annie Lowrey
New York Times

Sequestration nation: Cut to the core
October 2, 2013
By Matthew Garahan
Financial Times

House Hears About Sequester & Military Readiness
October 2, 2013

‘Sequester’ Impact Felt on Special Education Aid
October 2, 2013
By Christina Samuels
Education Week

Sequester, not shutdown affecting Housing Authority
October 3, 2013
By Jeff Bahr
Aberdeen News (South Dakota)

Sequester jeopardizes BU-assisted heart study
October 3, 2013
By Trisha Thadani
Daily Free Press (Boston University)

Pentagon Waits Out Shutdown While Sequestration Looms
October 3, 2013
By Stephanie Gaskell
National Journal

During sequestration, area’s poor face a ‘heat or eat’ winter choice
October 3, 2013
By CJ McManus
Sun Advocate (Utah)

20,000 Tennesseans to see unemployment compensation reduced due to sequestration
October 3, 2013
Nashville Post (Tennessee)

Federal Sequester Forces Arrowhead Head Start to Cut 20 Children from its Ranks
October 4, 2013
Hometown Focus (Minnesota)

Sequester to take its toll on Florida’s economy
October 4, 2013
By Michael Braga
Herald Tribune (Florida)

Federal spending cuts (sequestration) cost $312.4 per person in military counties
October 4, 2013
By Niraj Chokshi
Washington Post, GovBeat

Sequestration, the shutdown and the Smithsonian
October 4, 2013
By Lonnae O’Neal Parker
Washington Post

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