The deadline is now four days away before $85 billion dollars in spending cuts, which has brought about a massive White House full court press of the impact in the cuts. They are announcing NY 12 thousand job cuts to NY alone. SURPRISE - The initial effects will be felt immediately and get worse.
These sequester effects are set to kick in on Friday, so it leaves The White House and Congressional leaders very little time to prevent all the across-the-bard spending cuts.
Republicans and Democrats will be spending the next few days playing the blame game, just as they've done before.
When will the American public decide to do something drastic and stop this behavior. Meanwhile, unions and agencies are beginning negotiations over the terms of possible federal furloughs.