Re: Happy Sequester Everyone!!!
posted at 3/4/2013 2:35 PM EST
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Hope it doesn't affect you or your loved ones! Go 'Merica! We're #1!
Public housing subsidies: $1.9 billion in cuts would affect 125,000 low-income people who would lose access to vouchers to help them with their rent.
Foreclosure prevention: 75,000 fewer people would receive foreclosure prevention, rental, and homeless counseling services.
Emergency housing: 100,000 formerly homeless people could be removed from their current emergency shelters.
Educational programs: Learning programs for poor kids would see a total of $2.7 billion in cuts. The $400 million slashed from Head Start, the preschool program for poor children, would result in reduced services for some 70,000 kids.
Title I Funding: The Department of Education's Title I program, the biggest federal education program in the country, subsidizes schools that serve more than a million disadvantaged students. It would see $725 million in cuts.
Rural rental assistance: Cuts to the Department of Agriculture would result in the elimination of rental assistance for 10,000 very low-income rural people, most of whom are single women, elderly, or disabled.
Social Security: Although Social Security payments themselves won't be scaled back, cuts to the program would result in a massive backlogging of disability claims.
Unemployment benefits: More than 3.8 million people getting long-term unemployment benefits would see their monthly payments reduced by as much as 9.4 percent, and would lose an average of $400 in benefits over their period of joblessness.
Veterans services: The Transition Assistance Program would be forced to cut back some of the job search and career transition services it provides to 150,000 vets a year.
Nutritional Assistance for Women & Children: The government's main food stamp program is exempt from cuts, but other food programs would take a hit. Some 600,000 women and children would be cut from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which provides nutrition assistance and education.
Special education: $978 million* in cuts would affect 30.7 million children. For example, the scaling back of federal grants to states for students with disabilities would mean that cash-strapped states and districts would have to come up with the salaries for thousands of teachers, aides, and staff that serve special needs kids.
Job training programs: $37 million would be slashed from a job retraining and placement program called Employment Services, and $83 million would be cut from Job Corps, which provides low-income kids with jobs and education.
only good thing is this should be another nail in the GOP's coffin in 2014 and beyond
Are you stupid? Do you know how gvt works??? THe Prez is suppose to propose and hand out a budget to congress(which he hasn't done in a few years). The sequestering is something the PREZ made up to hamstring the GOP(No, I'm not a republican), and make them agree to raise taxes.
"Hamstring" the GOP? Hardly -- he's giving the GOP exactly what they want: an across the board cut of federal programs.
I suppose by "hamstring" you mean that the GOP will have no choice but to give in a few days after the sequester begins when public pressure begins to mount. Because despite people expressing extreme hatred for government and governmental programs, those hated programs do a lot for people in many different areas of day-to-day life that we all take for granted. National Parks will close, flight-delays will be rampant due to ATCers being laid off. Food regulation will decrease, and certain foods won't be available and/or people will get ill from eating them. The list goes on.
If that's what you mean by "hamstring", then yes, Obama is hamstringing the GOP.