OK here we go with the planned Oquestration on March first, the government has develop a comprehensive plan to hit all of us in the pocket book. The comprehensive plan appears to have been devised to hit as many as possible and hit middle America in very visible ways. The planned furloughs; of 6000 food inspectors will spike meat and poultry prices while having a negative impact on safety, OSHA agents will impact worker safety, TSA will impact travelers, government civilian defense workers will take it on the chin as well as workers at defense plants and Sandy disaster funds will be held up.
So instead of working to address this properly the Administration appears to be making this into a maximum impact plan. Obama thinks he can use sequestration as a cudgel against the GOP who are trying to hold the line on taxes, but the sequestration may become Oquestration if the GOP gets its message out. The sequester blame game could come back on POTUS in a very negative way.
What would be affected? Most federal programs and activities.
Indeed, the cuts on non-exempt areas will be broadly felt. Food inspections, border security, weather monitoring, medical research, disaster response, education programs and Meals on Wheels for seniors would be compromised.
Federal workers at different agencies would face furloughs. They may be told not to come to work one or two days every week or every pay period until September. And they won't be paid for those furloughed days.
"Core operations would have to be shut down or curtailed across nearly all federal agencies," White House Budget Office Controller Danny Werfel said in testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee.