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Posted: 5:40 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013
The deadline to avoid spending cuts passed overnight with no deal.President Barack Obama has planned an 11th hour meeting Friday with congressional leaders about the sequester cuts.Some of the federal workers could start finding out Friday if they will face furloughs.More than half of the nation’s government workers could be forced to take unpaid days off.The cuts would impact the national parks system, education and even food safety.The FDA commissioner said the cuts would mean 2,000 fewer food safety inspections this year.On Thursday night, Congressman Richard Hudson of Concord send a video to supporters calling the cuts negligent.“There’s nothing wrong with cutting a trillion dollars in spending over the next 10 years, but the sequestration is a reckless way to do it,” Hudson said.Many hope a deal can still be worked out, but North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr thinks the cuts will stay in place.For complete coverage on the sequestration cuts, click here.
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