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COMMENTARY: Sequestration, furloughs and Head Start cuts

Here we are: Six months into sequestration. It was supposed to be so painful that it wasn’t supposed to happen. But the pain is here and the American people are feeling it.

Despite the efforts of many in Washington, and after nearly 18 months of believing it wouldn’t actually happen, sequestration is now the reality. The government has had to deal with automatic, across-the-board cuts to almost every federal department.

But “cuts” is probably the wrong term, unless you’re accustomed to cutting with a bulldozer instead of a knife.

Americans were warned about how sequestration would have an immediate and significant impact on their daily lives, from the quality of their food to the safety of their transportation systems. But Congress acted, permitting limited exceptions in some areas that might affect Americans the most.

Read the full commentary HERE in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner.