Federal spending adjustments scheduled to start today as part of the so-called sequester could eventually have an impact on services around the state, and locally, Riverbend Head Start is waiting for word on how they will have to change. Roughly 85-billion dollars in federal cuts have started taking effect. The House and Senate adjourned for a long weekend Thursday without taking action to avert the so-called sequester.
So, Riverbend Head Start Public Relations Director Debbie Edelman says they are working on a back-up plan.
The President has called the cuts a self-inflicted wound. He has repeatedly pressured Republicans to embrace a balanced approach to deficit reduction, including closing tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Republicans reject anything resembling tax increases and insist that federal spending must be curtailed.