A report by the Washington Times embedded below suggests that the White House might be coordinating with some federal agencies to ensure that the effect of sequestration budget cuts reflects the public relations.
The spin on the cuts of $85 billion overall, and $44 billion of that in non-defense budget outlays, has been dire in tone. The president issued a statement that claimed 750,000 jobs will be lost. California Congresswoman Maxine Waters rattled off a litany of consequences that would make Hieronymus Bosch wither; including 170 million jobs lost (out of a labor force of around 155 million).
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Below is the report, republished with permission from the Washington Times.