As sequester looms, both sides preparing to blame the other

It will be tough for the GOP to sell the idea to the public that Obama and the Democrats are responsible. First, people are already willing to believe the worst about Republicans. Secondly, the White House can count on the media to hide the true author of the sequester: Barack Obama. The White House issued a "fact sheet" on the partial impact of the sequester on government programs: Cuts to education: Our ability to teach our kids the skills they'll need for the jobs of the future would be put at risk. 70,000 young children would be kicked off Head Start, 10,000 teacher jobs would be put at risk, and funding for up to 7,200 special education teachers, aides, and staff could be cut. Cuts to small business: Small businesses create two-thirds of all new jobs in America and instead of helping small businesses expand and hire, the automatic cuts triggered by a sequester would reduce loan guarantees to small businesses by up to $902 million. Cuts to food safety: Outbreaks of...(Read Full Post)