Federal Budget Cuts Sweep Down on Oregon


credit: Ron Beitler

The effect of the federal budget cut, or sequestration for that matter, would have only a slight effect on Oregon, at least for most of its residents.

The Social Security and Medicare benefits are excluded, as well as the funding for low-income programs like welfare and food stamps. According to the Obama administration, Oregon will lose an estimated $10.2 million in funding for primary and secondary education.

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