Homelessness, Hunger, The Immiseration Of The Unemployed, Decimated Head Start Programs And Public Schools: All Brought To You, Courtesy Of The Sequester

Kathleen Geier | Washington Monthly | July 14, 2013

The federal budget sequester — that Rosemary’s baby that resulted from the unholy alliance between political elites’ bipartisan fetish on the one hand, and their austerity mania on the other — continues to wreak havoc in the lives of millions of Americans. Like a particularly nasty and tenacious social disease, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Over at ThinkProgress, Bryce Covert writes movingly about one particularly unfortunate group of SOL sequester victims — people who are homeless due to budget cuts. Covert notes that the sequester has resulted in two billion dollars in cuts from federally funded housing assistance programs, and that those cuts are expected to affect at least 140,000 households.

But that’s far from the only group of Americans the sequester is impacting. Consider the following: