White House warns of cuts to major programs ahead
February 24, 2013By Marilyn D'Angelo
In a prepared release the White House has announced the impacts that pending spending cuts would make on middle-class America. This state-by-state document identifies the programs and services that will see a reduction in funding.
The document identifies funding cuts to law enforcement, education, small business, food safety, mental health, research, and military spending. Information for each state, including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware is available online.
The message behind this tweet-inspiring data dump is that an upcoming deadline will force these foreseeable futures, "unless Congress acts by March 1."
These are the 'automatic cuts' we've been hearing for a while – buzz words in commercials, speeches and newscasts. With its new branding, what we're calling now, the 'sequester' will take effect and that "threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform."
And to drive it home, each state's briefing expresses that if congress fails to act and pass the president's recommendations, each state would be suffering from its own "self-inflicted wound."
It's an information plethora, folks, and there's sure to be more in-depth coverage to come.