Saturday, March 2, 2013

That's Enough of That

Hello Friends,  I finally got off my ass (Suck it Boener) and am back in mid-season form.

There are many important issues to be addressed like the "Sequester". Wha? They canceled Sea Quest? Heard that this morning on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. But seriously - the sequester is bad news.

Here is how it will affect regulars folks. From Think Progress:

The 32 Dumbest And Most Devastating Sequester Cuts

Health care

$20 million cut from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs
$10 million cut from the World Trade Center Health Program Fund
$168 million cut from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
$75 million cut from the Aging and Disability Services Programs

$199 million cut from public housing
$96 million cut from Homeless Assistance Grants
$17 million cut from Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
$19 million cut from Housing for the Elderly
$175 million cut from Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Disaster and Emergency

$928 million cut from FEMA’s disaster relief money
$6 million cut from Emergency Food and Shelter
$70 million cut from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund at USDA
$61 million cut from the Hazardous Substance Superfund at EPA
$125 million cut from the Wildland Fire Management
$53 million cut from Salaries and Expenses at the Food Safety and Inspection Service

Etcetera Etcetera ad nauseum. This is only the first three. Notice that none of the politicians who voted for this crap will lose a cent in pay while thousands of Federal workers face unpaid furloughs and the cuts wound the least among us the most. See the rest here: 32 Dumb and Devastating Cuts


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