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White House Outlines Potential Effects of Budget Cuts on State of Georgia

What concerns do you have about the sequester — do you think Congress needs to do something to avoid the budget cuts or let them go into effect?

Automatic budget cuts — known as the sequester — are set to go into effect Friday, March 1. 

DailyFinance reports the White House has detailed the anticipated fallout of these cuts by state in an effort to drum up public pressure on congressional lawmakers to do something about the sequester. The White House has created a list of jobs and services in the state of Georgia that could be affected. The list includes the following: 

  • Teaching jobs 
  • Funds for educating children with disabilities 
  • Head Start 
  • Furloughs for Department of Defense employees 
  • Job search assistance 
  • Public health funding 
  • Nutrition assistance for seniors 

To view the full list put forth by the White House, click here

DailyFinance says Republican leaders were not impressed by the state-by-state reports. Click here to read what U.S. Rep. Paul Broun had to say about the sequester during a recent town hall meeting in Dacula. Broun represents Barrow County. 

What concerns do you have about the sequester — does Congress need to do something to avoid the budget cuts or let them go into effect? Tell us what you think in the comments section below. 

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