How the Sequester is hurting the American people

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The presidents of the USAQuote from president Obama weekly address (watch the video in the White house blog). Because of these reckless cuts, there are parents whose kids just got kicked out of Head Start programs scrambling for a solution.  There are seniors who depend on programs like Meals on Wheels to live independently looking for help.  There are military communities – families that have already sacrificed enough – coping under new strains.  All because of these cuts.

This week, the sequester hurt travelers, who were stuck for hours in airports and on planes, and rightly frustrated by it.  And, maybe because they fly home each weekend, the Members of Congress who insisted these cuts take hold finally realized that they actually apply to them too.

Time to come back to the table of negociation. Not only to fix an end to the Sequester but also to rewind the sequence of gun’s control.

Picture. President Barack Obama talks with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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