Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Geography of the Sequester's Impact on the Defense Industry

As of late February Americans are wondering just what does the cut in the rate of growth to the federal defense and domestic budgets exactly mean.  Some also wonder if the cuts will impact certain congressmen and push them to put party politics aside to ensure the local districts' government-reliant industries get funding  (pork to some).

Businessweek did a study which revealed that of the top twenty districts which receive federal defense industry funds, 16 are represented by Democrats and only 4 by Republicans.  What this means, however, is hard to say as just what the sequester's impact will be is highly debatable.  Either the cuts will put pressure on local Democrats to compromise, force Republicans to back down due to a national backlash, nothing will be happen, or something in between.

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