Sequestration is described as “across the board cuts,” but it doesn’t tough everything. Social Security benefits, Medicare benefits, and Veterans Affairs programs are exempt.
However, it could impact your travel plans. One place where you’ll see changes caused by The Sequester is the airport. On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visited the Quad City International Airport to talk about the impact on local travelers. Furloughs and cuts are expected to cause longer lines and cancelled or delayed flights. Bustos says she doesn’t expect it to directly affect QCIA, but there could be a trickle-down effect.
“Are they going to be able to make it to their trip? Are they going to be able to make it to their business meeting? That is what something like sequestration has led to – the uncertainty, not only on their pocketbooks but in planning for their business or leisure,” Bustos said today.