Have you felt the repercussions of the sequester cuts yet? Probably not. But you can expect to soon.
If you travel by air, you need to know that Air Traffic Controllers will face mandatory cutbacks in hours beginning tomorrow, 4/21/13. Many of the 15,000 Air Traffic Controllers will be furloughed one day every two weeks. Doesn't sound like much right? Guess again. These furloughs will reduce air traffic control at any time by about 10%. This will result in 6,600 delayed flights per day.
The IRS and the Census Bureau will also be furloughing employees. In fact, most federal agencies will. In an already shaky economy, this will only make matters worse.
All this heartache because the children in Washington D.C. haven't learned to play well together. Both Democrats and Republicans need to grow up and get things done in the House and the Senate. They need to think about the people of this country rather than pointing fingers at each other and voting strictly down party lines.
It almost sounds like I'm talking about the the pundit wannabes here on Gather.