Category: Newsflash

Week of 3/17/13

AMERICANS UNCERTAIN OF SEQUESTER IMPACTS

If you haven’t heard much about the sequester budget cuts lately, don’t be surprised. A recent Gallup poll reveals that most Americans still don’t know enough about the sequester to determine if the cuts are a good or bad thing for the country. In fact, no one seems to really knows what’s going on. However, that hasn’t prevented the political jockeying in Congress as potential amendments to the automatic cuts are considered. So far, nearly 100 amendments have been filed by Senators on both sides of the aisle hoping to rearrange the reductions so that their own special interests aren’t affected. Some filings regard shifting funds to keep air traffic control towers open — a public safety concern that would affect airliners and private owners alike — while others appear less prudent in nature, such as diverting funds to keep White House tours open to visitors. These attempts are Continue reading