Federal Sequestration is scheduled to take into affect Friday March, 1st. We spoke recently to U.S. Senator Mark Begich, Alaska’s lone congressional democrat about what’s going on in the nation’s capital..
Sen. Begich(D-AK): “This is not a complicated problem, it just means that people have to make decisions. And that’s whats really becoming problematic for some, because they don’t want to make these tough calls. I think again, Congressman Young’s approach, and at least some of us on the senate side have approached it. It’s going to be a combination of things, there’s a right way to go about this. At the end of the day, we have to cut wasteful programs, we have to reduce the spending, at the same times we need to have the right revenue streams, to get out of this multi-generational debt that’s been created. So there’s tough decisions, but we’ll have our way though it, and we’ll make it work.”
The plan by Rep. Young referenced by Begich was for one to one cuts.