Finally given an opportunity to illustrate all their die warnings about the sequester's draconian cuts, the Democrats wimp out and join the GOP to target alleviating hardships for the nation's travelers. Never mind Head Start or any of the other programs being gutted and affecting poor people and children.
When Seiling hears people talk about the sequester, they are usually most worried about longer waits at airports. But she says that doesn’t compare to the wait her clients have had. “Everyone who is on the waiting list right now has been waiting since 2001,” said Seiling.
President Barack Obama visited Argonne National Laboratory Friday, calling on Congress to flag oil and gas money for research that could help wean the nation’s vehicles off oil. He also addressed critical budget cuts to basic scientific research.
Congress appears unlikely to strike deal that would avoid $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts scheduled to take effect starting Friday, which would limit Illinois' ability to police air and water quality.