NC Budget and Tax Center

Federal Budget Negotiations Should Focus on Sequestration

The federal budget negotiations are beginning in order to meet the timeline that policymakers established in the recent deal to re-open government and raise the debt ceiling.  While some report that revenue has been kept off the table, this should be a non-starter for federal policymakers seeking a fiscally responsible budget that won’t harm the economy or grow poverty.

The negative impacts of sequestration have recently been calculated at the county level by researchers at the Center for Public Integrity and the Financial Times. The analysis of North Carolina counties shows that not just military communities but research hubs and areas of significant hardship have been negatively impacted by these across-the-board spending cuts. These findings are on top of the growing catalogue of the harm these cuts have caused Sequestration Impact by Countyin the day to day lives of many thousands of North Carolinians. It is clear that policymakers must pursue revenue to replace the across-the-board spending cuts, closing corporate tax loopholes is a good start.

One Comment


  1. wncgirl

    October 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Time to try some of the baggers for treason….

Check Also

Now is the time to rebalance the state’s unemployment insurance system

New research from The Century Foundation released today ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The UNC Board of Governors is holding its last meeting of 2017 Friday, where the latest of its many [...]

Just south of Candler off the Pisgah Highway is a lovely piece of property on Little Piney Mountain [...]

Veteran North Carolina education policy expert Kris Nordstrom has authored a new and vitally importa [...]

When Joni Robbins, a section chief in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, closes bidding next [...]

“All speech is free, but some speech is more free than others.” This seems to be the motto of the cu [...]

Trumpists prepare to raze another vital common good law It’s hard to keep up these days with the flo [...]

The post That’s how ‘Humbug’ is done appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The solid citizens of Johnston County, N.C. – in a fateful quirk of geography – for several years ha [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more