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What is the "Fiscal Cliff" and How does is impact HIV, Housing and Healthcare?
If you’ve been reading or listening to the news, you’ve been hearing a lot about the “fiscal cliff.” You might be asking yourself: What is the fiscal cliff, and why might it matter to healthcare, HIV and housing … or even me? Here are brief answers to those questions. What is the fiscal cliff? The term refers to more than $500 billion in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect after Jan. 1 — for fiscal year 2013 alone — unless President Obama and Republicans reach an alternative deficit-reduction deal. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve coined the metaphor “fiscal cliff” last year to warn of a dangerous, yet avoidable, drop-off ahead in the nation’s fiscal path. The budget deficit that the United States faces means that we are currently bringing in less revenue (through taxes and economic stimulus) than we are spending (federal programs). The deficit Read More
Sequestration & Federal Budget Frustration
Sequestration Will Hurt Our Communities: Call Congress! Under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the “sequester”- an arbitrary across the board cut to most programs in government – was delayed for two months, setting the new deadline for March 1, right before the March 27th expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR), which is currently funding the government. This is not a good scenario. Even with President Obama warning of the short-sightedness of such drastic deficit cutting measures during his recent State of the Union address, averting the sequester again may prove difficult. One More Week! Send our New York Congressional Delegation a Message The National Association of Community Health Centers has set up a toll free Advocacy Hotline Call 1-866-456-3949 TODAY Enter 10027 or your own zip code to be connected to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congressman Rangel and/or your own Congress person Urge them all to delay or Read More