Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
March 27, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.


The Feuding Kleptocrats




What Is Sex For?
I Am Brian Wilson

Truthdig Bazaar
The Will to Resist

The Will to Resist

Dahr Jamail (Author), Chris Hedges (Foreword)
$14.06

more items

 
A/V Booth
Email this item Print this item

‘Saturday Night Live’ Explains the Sequester

Posted on Mar 3, 2013
Screenshot

On Friday, President Obama ordered the sequester to begin after lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert the $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts that it triggered.

Still confused by what that means for you? You’re hardly alone. As Democrats and Republicans haggle over the severity of the reductions, “Saturday Night Live” took the opportunity to explain how exactly the sequester could affect you—or at least, it mocked the possibilities on its latest show.

Since Obama (played by Jay Pharoah) has “no idea how money works or how budgets work,” teachers, astronauts, meat inspectors and an affected group that closely resembles the Village People will have to suffice.

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

Advertisement

Square, Site wide
Lockerdome
Taboola Below Article

Get truth delivered to
your inbox every day.



New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
 
Right 3, Site wide - Exposure Dynamics
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook