Saturday, April 27, 2013
The privileged get a sequester fix, but what about the rest of us?
The sequester hit airline travel this past Monday causing severe delays. So Congress acted quickly on Thursday and Friday to ameliorate the problem, allowing the Dept. of Transportation more flexibility to re-hire adequate staff that were furloughed. Meanwhile everyone else, particularly the elderly and poor are bearing the full brunt of sequestration, given they don't have the ear of Congress like giant transportation lobbies and the privileged that travel by air. Cuts that remain include health care availability and continuity, food for the poor programs, Head Start, etc. Once again, as usual, the regressives in Congress only care about the privileged and to hell with everyone else.