Sequester survivors: The few that won’t be hit by the cuts
Last week, marked a new turn in politics — to the tune of $85billion. Following President Obama’s order to begin mandated budget cuts, it appears that although some cuts were worse than others; some will remain unaffected by the cuts as a whole. Members of Congress, and the current 1.4million active duty service members won’t see pay cuts nor furlough notices.
One other hot topic? Aid programs designed to specifically cater to the needs of the neediest won’t be affected either.
“It’s veterans and the safety net. All the programs that are growing at the fastest rate in the budget are exempt. That must make sense to someone,” said Jim Dyer, former GOP staff director of the House Appropriations Committee.
- The sequester survivors (politico.com)
- Budget Cuts Would Hit Congress but Not Members (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Media Turns Against Obama’s Sequester Narrative (breitbart.com)
- Obama signs order triggering sequester cuts (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Sequester blame game goes on as shutdown looms (cbsnews.com)