With Washington DC’s attention focused on the antics of Ted Cruz and the tea partiers, who are threatening to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture: Aside from Obamacare, the budget battles of the past three years have been exclusively about the Republican obsession with cutting spending while we’re trying to recover from the worst recession since World War II. …
The whole reason that the Sequestration hasn’t gotten more media coverage is because it is affecting poor people most… It’s a shame on the nation.
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Aasif Mandvi investigates media reports suggesting that the deleterious effects of the sequester have been largely overblown.
Wow, I don’t know how our lawmakers sleep at night, knowing that their incompetence and inaction is literally taking food away from the most vulnerable of our nation.
President Barack Obama pauses while he speaks to reporters after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.