The fight over how to cut the deficit continues in Washington as the sequester and its devastating effect on the tri-state area draws near.
- New York City 02/25/2013 by Linda Perrt (WBAI)
In an effort to apply pressure on Congressional Republicans, the Obama Administration released a state by state report on the effects of the sequester. Sequester is the term used for automatic across the board budget cuts which will go into effect this Friday, March 1st,unless a deal to cut the deficit is reached.The president seeks to pressure Congressional Republicans to close tax loopholes and raise taxes on the wealthy rather than make cuts to vital programs. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says the cuts would be devastating for New York.