An image of the sequestration order, signaling the beginning of forced budget cuts. (Source: Buzzfeed)
Hours before the budget cuts known as sequestration were set to take effect, President Barack Obama has signed the order to begin $85 billion in across the board reductions.
(RNN) - Forced budget cuts, or sequestration, will take food from mouths as well as money from the pockets of the working poor as U.S. poverty are projected to increase to levels unseen since 1960. ExpertsMore > The number of families in poverty may increase as constantly changing political issues and talking points don't include and focus on America's impoverished population.More > The history of "the war on poverty" fueled a future of no answers and more issues for the American population dealing with the poor and the working poor.More > The history of "the war on poverty" fueled a future of no answers and more issues for the American population dealing with the working poor.More > (RNN) - The House debate on the bill commenced Friday morning following a 230-192 vote Thursday night approving the rules governing the debate. The bill is intended to temporarily avoid a government shutdownMore > The House has voted on a bill intended to temporarily avoid a government shutdown by shifting funding away from President Barack Obama's new healthcare law.More > Flying on older airplanes could be a thing of the past.More >
With the recent threat of the sequester only days away, many don't have a clear understanding of what the most damaging effects are.More > With the recent threat of the sequester only days away, many don't have a clear understanding of what the most damaging effects are. WhiteHouse.gov released a fact sheet, breaking down the effects of the sequester by the numbers.More >