Sequestration Spring Beverly Mann | April 4, 2013 9:34 am Law Yup. The Republicans won the sequester fight. Congrats! Tags: the sequester, unemployment rate Comments (6) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Sequester in Action: Head Start Cuts – The furloughs haven’t much phased in yet, and the economy doesn’t show obvious signs of sequester drag yet. It’s early, however, and anecdotal signs of trouble (brown shoots?) are showing up, like this one from an Indiana paper.At least two Indiana Head Start programs have resorted to a random drawing to determine which three-dozen preschool students will be removed from the education program for low-income families, a move officials said was necessary to limit the impact of mandatory across-the-board federal spending cuts.
Got that? A lottery to see who gets kicked out of preschool? That’s how we’re building the future? Really?
I read yesterday that Medicare cancer patients are being denied chemotherapy treatments because, courtesy of the sequester, the Medicare payments to buy the medication have been reduced to below the wholesale cost to hospitals and cancer clinics.
I hope all those seniors who voted Republican last fall are happy.
The Washington Post’s Wonklblog has an article about it today, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/03/cancer-clinics-are-turning-away-thousands-of-medicare-patients-blame-the-sequester/?hpid=z1.
In the House, 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for the law, while 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats opposed it. (Final tally: Passed 269-161.) In the Senate, 28 Republicans and 45 Democrats voted for it, while 19 Republicans and 6 Democrats opposed it. (Final tally: Passed 74-26).
Obama was a total wimp on this, and has been pushing the fallacy that we have a deficit problem. The whole lot of them in DC brought this on us, and Obama does not get a pass either.
I’m certain implementation of ObamaCare and tax returns starting to get filed had nothing at all to do with weakness in labor market.
”Obama was a total wimp on this, and has been pushing the fallacy that we have a deficit problem. The whole lot of them in DC brought this on us, and Obama does not get a pass either.”
For sure — but normal Obie ‘action’ – he’s been BSing all along,,,,just as disconnected as priors. [Better, ‘connecteded’ but wrong connections]