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The Washington Post has a nice article titled "The Impact of the budget cuts depend on where you live and who you are" here

There is a state by state graphic called "Sequestration impacts, state by state estimates from the White House" here that is tabbed by a number of dimensions - such as:

Teachers and schools
Work Study jobs

Military "Readiness"
Law Enforcement

Nutrition Assistance for seniors

More below

As one might anticipate, California takes big hits across the board but some other results may surprise, For example, cuts in senior nutrition look like this by state:

California            $5.4 million
Florida               $3.8 million
Texas                $3.6 million
Michigan             $1.8 million
North Carolina      $1.5 million
New York            $1.4 million
Georgia               $1.3 million
Virginia               $1.2 million

New York is only #6 on the list; there are a lot of red state governors on the hook here.

It's even worse for military cuts - here is the gross pay cuts by state

Virginia            $648 million
California          $399 million
Maryland          $353 million
Texas              $274 million
Georgia            $190 million
Florida             $183 million
Alabama           $176 million

Just a sample, but it is clear that the sequester may have a disporportionate impact on red state economies. No wonder there is a scramble to pin this on President Obama.

But seeing the numbers by state helps to see the causes and the impacts.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it - Samuel Clemens

    by tjlord on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:54:26 AM PST

  •  Pulling $399M out of CA isn't so big. (1+ / 0-)
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    tjlord

    Pulling $176M out of Alabama is. But I think they're predisposed down there to think everything is Obama's fault anyway.

    The road to Hell is paved with pragmatism.

    by TheOrchid on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:00:35 AM PST

  •  senior nutition and miliatry? (1+ / 0-)
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    jfdunphy

    if you want to make the case that this hits red states worse you might have to find more than these two categories

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:33:12 AM PST

    •  Those were illustrations - there (1+ / 0-)
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      are 14 dimensions to the report - in the majority of the areas there are significant differences between poplation and/or economic size and the sequester impacts.

      Other examples,

      For job search assistance - Alabama loses over 50% of New York's funding cuts, Missouri loses almost 90% of the money NY loses.

      For Head Start, Alabama loses as many Head Start slots as New Jersey with half the population,

      For law enforcement, Louisiana is the highest per capita cut in the country - with Arkansas pretty close.

      Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it - Samuel Clemens

      by tjlord on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:48:34 AM PST

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      •  so what's the point? red states get more federal (1+ / 0-)
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        dollars? we know this.

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:59:53 AM PST

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        •  The point is that the sequester (2+ / 0-)
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          jfdunphy, CwV

          is so broad it makes that evident in a way most people ignore. The sculpted cuts would, most likely, mitigate some of this.

          The point is that the estimates are verification of the forces causing red state governors to oppose the sequester and the rationale for Republican legislators to work to deflect the blame to Obama.

          Much of the discussion was assuming the disproportionate impacts - the goal here was to provide specific supporting data for those assumptions.

          Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it - Samuel Clemens

          by tjlord on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 08:21:48 AM PST

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  •  I wish this was more accessable (1+ / 0-)
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    tjlord

    and better cross referencing.
    I'd like to see the per capita hit.
    Because the relative sizes are so different, it's hard to accurately grasp how this works out to individuals.
    There's also no indication of timeline.
    Some of this will hit right away, some will build slowly.
    But overall, this is better info than I had before, thanks.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:35:21 PM PST

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