Thursday, February 21, 2013

Democracy Now!: "Sequestration: What do the Automatic Spending Cuts Mean for the Poor, Unemployed and Children?" (video)

Democracy Now! with video:
The word of the month in Washington is “sequestration” or the automatic $85 billion in spending cuts slated to take effect on March 1 unless Congress reaches a deal. What will those cuts mean in real life for the poor, unemployed, sick and children? Reporter Imara Jones of joins us to discuss how the damage will stretch far beyond jobs, forcing a dramatic pullback in critical areas like health, education, housing and food security, especially in already vulnerable and marginalized communities. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]

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