On sequester eve, I recommend the following recent articles for those who would like to know more about the developments in federal funding. It is all but certain that sequestration will occur on March 1, 2013 and these articles describe how we got here, what may happen next, and whether there is a prospect of even greater disruption through a shutdown of the federal government on March 27. Read on!
- Absolute Moron’s Guide to Understanding the Sequester: “Even though I read all of Peter’s emails, I still don’t understand the sequester and what it means.” Ignore the title; this is a very good piece.
- Fight Over Spending Cuts a Prelude to Budget Battles Ahead: This NYTimes article describes the coming expiration of the current federal fiscal year appropriations measure and what it could mean.
- Can a possible government shutdown save us from the sequester? Or, will the threat of a federal shutdown be helpful in developing an alternative to the sequester? This Washington Post column considers that possibility.
- Automatic Reductions in Government Spending — aka Sequestration: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has compiled responses to frequently asked questions about sequestration, pulling from recent reports and Congressional testimony.
And here’s the list of the many blog posts I’ve written on these automatic cuts — including one video: