You’ve probably heard the word “sequester” thrown around a lot over the last few weeks — and to most people, it sounds like little more than political jargon. But in just a few hours, this little bit of Washington legalese could become a very BIG problem for Massachusetts families.
Unless Congress is able to reach a compromise before midnight tonight, the “sequester” will trigger massive, across-the-board spending cuts. Sadly, that compromise looks very unlikely, as Congressional Republicans continue to put the profits of big corporations and the wealthiest 1% ahead of working families and seniors. Republicans have been clear: they’d rather force drastic cuts on kids, parents and grandparents than make billionaires and Big Oil companies pay their fair share.
So what do the sequester cuts mean for Massachusetts? Bad news, it turns out — and we created some simple graphics to highlight just a few of the cuts that will impact our children, our jobs and our communities:
As you can see, these automatic cuts are no joke…and this is just the first round. It’s vital that everyone in Massachusetts understands just how serious the sequester is. The sequester could kill 60,000 Bay State jobs — not to mention huge cuts to education, job training, even law enforcement.
We need your help in spreading the word so that friends and family understand the sequester’s impact. Click here to share these graphics with people you know.