If they follow this plan, lawmakers would eviscerate substantial parts of the federal government — including parts that have previously enjoyed bipartisan support — and they also would violate the clear intent of the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA).
In addition, the budget agreement would weaken long-term economic growth and reduce opportunity. It would increase poverty and widen inequality.
Greenstein states, “…the agreement shows how far Congress has strayed from a positive, productive path. The nation needs to chart a very different one.”
The agreement more than doubles sequestration cuts and we have already seen the damage sequestration caused to the Housing Choice Voucher program and loss of vouchers.