Sequester Watch, #27

October 23rd, 2013 at 10:42 am

Interesting but not unexpected: as sequestration lingers–as it becomes the new normal–there are fewer articles about its effects.  I suspect this will incorrectly be taken to mean that it’s not having much of an impact, as opposed to the what’s really going on, i.e., the new normal: we’re learning to live with the damage that these mindless cuts are meting out.

University research suffers through sequester, shutdown
October 16, 2013
By Andy Marso
Topeka Capital-Journal

The Sequester Can Still Be Terrible
October 17, 2013
By Catherine Hollender
The National Journal

Government Reopens; Indian Country Still Sequestered
October 17, 2013
By Rob Capriccioso
Indian Country Today Media Network

Defense industry sounds the alarm on sequester
October 17, 2013
By Austin Wright
Politico Pro

Spending cuts are hurting economy
October 18, 2013
By Jennifer Liberto
CNN Money

Sequestration Stings Impact Aid Districts, Survey Says
October 18, 2013
By Alyson Klein
Education Week

Treasury Secretary Lew: Sequestration Bad for Economy
October 20, 2013
By Amy Woods
NewsMax

Report offers fresh evidence of sequestration’s toll on D.C. area job market
October 21, 2013
By Sarah Halzack
Washington Post

Robert Hale: Second Defense Sequester Cut to Reduce Workforce
October 21, 2013
By Jay Clemens
Executive Gov

DOD gears up for Round 2 of sequestration
October 21, 2013
By Leigh Munsil
Politico Pro

Poorest School Districts Hit By Second Round Of Sequestration Cuts
October 21, 2013
By Alan Pyke
ThinkProgress

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One comment in reply to "Sequester Watch, #27"

  1. PEAschbacher says:

    Not only are science grants being cut (20% cut to my NIH-funded daughter’s research)or delayed in processing, but a generation of trained/experienced scientists will rightly have second thoughts about whether to continue in fundamental research at universities (the only game in town for such work). Esp those funded by NIH, because their faculty salaries are not fully paid by most universities; they rely on about 50% from their NIH grants. Hence, no grant, only 1/2 the salary. Try to raise a family, pay a mortgage, or keep a research lab going on that. It’s as unrealistic as expecting to eat your frozen food after turning off the frig for 16 days. The more we trash funding for science, the less the best/brightest will want to go into it, the less our society and economy will profit from their discoveries and innovations. We are eating our seed corn!!! Federal funding for research should be a top priority.


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