From the Cronkite News: “An Arizona school superintendent said Monday that her district has already cut 40 positions because of automatic federal spending reductions and will recommend cutting 65 more and closing three schools next year to save money.”Meanwhile, inside the beltway, the closest thing anyone can do to maybe possibly do something about the sequester is have dinner at a pricey hotel to talk about cutting Medicare and Social Security while raising taxes. Nobody, anywhere—except for progressives—is talking about the sensible solution to this mess: repealing the sequester. No wonder Americans loathe how D.C. conducts its business.
In South Bend, Ind.,, “A $30 million dollar construction project … is delayed because of the sequester budget cuts.”
The Charlotte Observer notes, “Closing the control tower at Concord Regional Airport could cost the city hundreds of charter flights from NASCAR teams and other businesses, local officials said Wednesday after learning that the tower’s federal funding is being eliminated. … Concord officials said they were notified Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration that funding would be cut off soon.”
The Dayton Daily News learned: “Furloughed Air Force civilian workers would cost Ohio’s economy $111.1 million in lost wages through September.”
Fixing the sequester is the easiest thing in the world to solve, but nobody other than progressives are willing to talk about the simplest solution: repealing it.
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