There is another crisis in Washington looming, and once again we the people are put in the middle. The American people are not only in the middle of this crisis, but will suffer the consequences of the President and Congress not able to communicate effectively to avoid this present budget sequestration. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that approximately 750,000 jobs will be lost if a deal is not reached. The Sequester will force automatic federal government spending cuts, which means areas of government such as air traffic controllers, FBI agents, Border Patrol, park rangers, and other areas of government will face forced furloughs.
The economy has slowly been making a recovery as of late, but with upcoming furloughs and job losses due to this present crisis, the economy could take a huge hit. We are already suffering through very high gas prices, food costs much more, and housing is a problem for many due to the rise in foreclosures. People are trying to hold on to the little bit they have, and to be faced with additional cuts to their already thin budget could be devastating for so many families.
I blame this crisis on the Democrats, Republicans, and the President. We elect these people to protect our interest. We expect them to go to work and perform their jobs, just as they would expect form us. There should be no vacation, recesses, golfing or anything else until this crisis is resolved. There are just too many families that are depending on our government to work together and help the American people to recover from the financial devastation many people have faced in the last few years. It will really make me angry if partisan politics takes precedent over saving the American people from going through further hardship. I urge everyone who reads this to find out who the legislators are in your area, and let them know how angry you are at this present crisis, that can be averted if they sit down and come up with a positive solution so this country can continue to recover.
What do you think of this looming budget sequester and how might it affect you and your family?
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