Billions of dollars in cuts to vital programs went into effect on Friday because of the sequester. We were told that would never happen, but it did. There’s no group of people who will feel the impact more than people of color. For example, cuts to long-term unemployment disproportionately affect African-American. Cuts to low-income housing, [...]
LISTEN: Roland Martin Talks With Dr. Maya Rockeymoore About How The Sequester Will Impact The African-American Community
Roland Martin talks with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore about the sequester and how it will dramatically affect people, including a personal story about one single mother who will be losing $800 a month from the sequester.
Source: Dana Bash / CNN Congressional leaders have been invited to the White House on Friday–the day forced spending cuts are scheduled to start taking effect, two sources said Wednesday. A GOP aide told CNN that Republicans do not anticipate the meeting to be anything more than optics–an effort, the aide said, by President Barack Obama to [...]
Source: Zachary A. Goldfarb and Paul Kane / The Washington Post The White House on Sunday detailed how the deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans to compromise on a way to stop theacross-the-board cuts. [...]
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss Republicans doubling down on outrageous policies, sequestration, budget cuts, and how these budget cuts will impact everyday Americans. This week’s roundtable features Wilmer Leon, host of “The Issues with Wilmer Leon” on Sirius XM Radio; : Jamila Bey, host of “The Sex, Politics and Religion Hour;” Armstrong [...]
Speaking at the daily White House briefing, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters that a sequester would lead to furloughs for most FAA employees, which would cause many flights to be delayed or cancelled. (Feb. 22)
POLITICAL BUZZ: Who’s To Blame For Forced Spending Cuts; Are Gay Rights The Same As Civil Rights? (VIDEO)
Roland Martin, Will Cain and Carol Costello discuss who is to blame for the sequester; is gay rights the same as civil rights and if the White House Correspondents Dinner passe?
Source: Barbara Starr / CNN Washington – Nearly 800,000 civilian workers would be forced to take one day of leave per week without pay if automatic spending cuts go into effect as scheduled, the Defense Department told Congress Wednesday. The furloughs would start in the last week of April and last for 22 weeks, according to the Pentagon [...]
Christine Romans looks at the government services that would be hampered if major sequestration cuts go into effect. WATCH:
WATCH: President Obama Speaks On The Sequester And The Looming Budget Cuts Scheduled For Next Friday
President Obama urges Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next Friday if lawmakers fail to find a path forward on balanced deficit reduction.