The sequester is an “across the board” cut that slashes all discretionary federal spending. Across the board cuts are sometimes called “fair” because they are proportional. But there is nothing fair about this one.
There has been some good coverage showing how geographically skewed the cuts are. States like Alaska, New Mexico, Kentucky, Alabama and Virginia will take the brunt.
Another group taking the big hit is low-income families with children. Cutting Head Start is particularly short-sighted. By either reducing number of days that programs are open or cutting number slots, it will make it more difficult for parents to work and go to school. Reducing family stability and opportunities for early learning is as terrible for our economy as it is for the individual families.
Let’s get something done Congress… go here to find your Congressperson’s phone number and tell them to fix this.