SIOUX FALLS| The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers are based only on the $85 billion in cuts for this fiscal year, from March-September, that are set to take effect Friday.

As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs. The White House did not have a list of which states or programs might have flexibility.


—About $1.16 million in funding for primary and second education, putting around 20 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 1,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 10 fewer schools would receive funding.

—About $1.78 million in funds for about 20 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.

— Aid to help about 90 low-income students finance the costs of college as well as work-study jobs for about 10 students

—Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 200 children education.


— About $1.15 million to ensure clean water and air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste

—$735,000 for fish and wildlife protection


—About 1,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed

— about $900,000 would be cut to operate Army bases in the state, and about $1 million to fund Air Force operations


— About $37,000 for law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, and crime victim and witness initiatives


— About $216,000 in job search assistance

— Child care for as many as 100 disadvantaged and vulnerable children


— $65,000 for vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis, affecting about 950 children

— About $122,000 to help the state respond to public health threats such as infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

— About $250,000 to help prevent and treat substance abuse, meaning about 100 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs.

— About $34,000 for health departments in the state, resulting in around 800 fewer HIV tests.

— About $16,000 for services to victims of domestic violence, affecting about 100 victims.

— About $214,000 to provide meals for seniors.

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I think you have it backwards OldSarg, the president is not managing the government via panic. The republicans have been playing this game since day one of the presidency. They republicans and FOX News want everyone to live in fear and think we are falling apart, which is so false. The facts are out there, you just have to educate yourself.

Just as Black Hawk stated, $1.59 back for every $1 paid in federal tax. SD lives and survives off the very people they criticize. In a way I hope the cuts do happen in a way, because this state needs a wake up call. Maybe then the state will realize they need to reduce property tax, drop food tax on necessary healthy foods, and start an income tax.

Jim Stewart
Jim Stewart

Adam, the president has been the one saying the sky is falling making hysterical claims over a 2 percent cut. MSNBC isn't telling you the facts.


Republicans have lost the sequester battle so comprehensively that according to the new USA Today/Pew Research poll, 56% of Republicans support Obama’s balanced approach to reducing the deficit.

According to a new USA Today/Pew Research poll, 49% those surveyed support the president’s short term delay of the sequester. Forty percent think the spending cuts should be allowed to go into effect. The Republican argument that new tax revenue should not be a part of further deficit reduction is being soundly rejected. Seventy six percent of those surveyed believe that the president and congress should focus on lowering the deficit through a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. Only 19% agree with the Republican approach of spending cuts alone.

Republicans have also lost a majority of their party on this issue. Fifty six percent of Republicans support Obama’s balanced approach to reducing the deficit.

Jim Stewart
Jim Stewart

Buldog, government by polling. What a concept.

Black Hawk
Black Hawk

With the exceptions of Social Security and Medicare, the cut in the defense budget is reported to be closer to 8%.That being said, I support those cuts and would increase them. Republicans used to decry the idea of America being the "world's policeman". Today we spend more on "defense" than the next ten countries combined. The defense department is no more than a socialistic make work project for the contractors. Put that in your Republican hat and smoke it.


Give us a break. The American people aere so tired of this president managing the government via Panic. This isn't even a cut. It's a reduction in the increase of spending so why is ONE existing dollar to be cut other than as a politcal game of upmanship by this actor in the oval office.

Black Hawk
Black Hawk

If across the board cuts were good for South Dakota, then why shouldn't they be good for the Federal budget? Be careful what you wish for because SD gets $1.59 back for every dollar we send to Washington.

Jim Stewart
Jim Stewart

The sky is falling.

The budget cuts are coming! Run. Run little one!! Run like the wind. Lay in a supply of bottled, meals ready to eat, kerosene for your lantern, a horse and cart so you can get haul supply (if you can find them), dig an outhouse because we won't have running water.

All of this because the wascally Republican won't raise taxes for Dear Leader.

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