How Will Sequestration Impact Your Organization?
With his signature this week, President Obama will sign into law a set of federal spending cuts known as sequestration. For 2013, $85 billion in cuts will occur; the fall-out for 2013 includes:
- 2.14 million jobs lost (1.5% increase in unemployment)
- 1.5% decrease in GDP growth
- $42.7 billion in defense cuts
- $28.7 billion in domestic cuts
- $9.9 billion in Medicare cuts
More will be cut in 2014 and later as the sequester will cut approximately $87 to $92 billion from the discretionary budget each year, which is a total of $109 billion. Approximate cuts include:
- Military operations across the services--$13.5 billion
- Public housing--$1.94 billion
- NIH--$1.6 billion
- NASA--$960 million
- FBI--$480 million
- CDC--$323 million
- FDA--$206 million
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