Americans don’t care much about the impact of the Sequester…

If it doesn’t effect them…..

Why would they?

THAT doesn’t make them good for the country…..

It’s been almost five months since across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration began kicking in. And since that time, Americans remain largely unsure about the impact of the cuts.

More than half of Americans (54 percent) don’t know enough to say whether sequestration was a good thing or a bad thing for the country, according to a newGallup poll. Americans are even more uncertain about the impact on their own lives. Fifty-nine percent say they don’t know whether it was a good or bad thing for them personally. Those numbers are in line with where they were in March.



This much is clear, though: Among those who do have an opinion of sequestration, the perspective is decidedly more negative than it is positive. Twice as many Americans view the impact on the country negatively as view it positively. Nearly three times as many view the impact on themselves negatively as view it positively.

A May Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that a majority of Americans disapproved of the cuts, and nearly four in 10 said they felt a negative impact from them. Six in 10 said they felt no negative impact.

In the lead up to March 1, the Obama administration raised many alarm bells about the consequences of not averting the sequester. But as a Washington Post analysis found last month many of the administration’s dire predictions had not come true.

Taken together, the polls show two things. One, when people have opinions about the cuts or the decision to let them happen in the first place, those opinions are negative. Secondly, there is a lot of ambiguity about the impact of the cuts — and that means it is less likely Congress will quickly do anything about them.

In short, people are, by and large, still taking a wait-and-see approach to sequestration….


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2 thoughts on “Americans don’t care much about the impact of the Sequester…”

  1. Face it,you were WRONG about this.

    You assured us that “sequestration” would only last a few months and that Congress was playing a game. Obviously,,they werent.

    Where you and the Obama Administration were blindsided and ,I confess, I have been surprised too, was the readiness of the Republicans to accept the Defense cuts.

    Obama gambled that they wouldnt.They did and, apparently,depite some jawboning,, seem to have done so rather easily.

    1. On the Sequester Jack?

      As you point out we where ALL
      I posted the piece

      Something to chew on
      The new legislation on the way from Congress
      Does NOT ADDRESS THE sequester cuts
      So we could have cuts
      On TOP of cuts leading to the Conservative goal
      Of dismantling the American Government

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