5 States That Will Lose The Most Jobs If Budget Cuts Go Through

states sequestration effects job cuts: 'Virgina Welcomes You' sign By Walter Hickey

On March 1, sequestration will go into effect. While the across-the-board budget cuts will target each and every non-exempt program equally, some states in particular will suffer the brunt of the pain because of an economic reliance on defense infrastructure.

Because military personnel are largely exempt for the cuts, most of the military cuts have been shifted to the things that economically stimulate states with defense sites -- bases, manufacturing, construction and research and development.

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Pew Research Center's Stateline news service has done an analysis of the states that have taken the worst economic hits.

These are the top five states hit the hardest by the defense side of the sequestration:
Here's a full infographic from Stateline on the economic impacts in the worst-hit five:

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Chris Schultz

All this fantasy about Republicans cutting loopholes for the rich is just that. The Republicans have been clear that they will not accept increased tax revenue, EVEN if it comes from closed loopholes. The GOP is the party of by the rich, of the rich and for the rich. There is nothing wrong with protecting the rights of those who are blessed with plenty, but one has to ask, why are their priorities so important that the health of the nation has to be put at risk before anyone considers a compromise? And compromise is coming. When the full sequestration hits, something taken, incidentally from a Republican bill proposed in the 1990s, the American voters will know who is to blame, and will reward accordingly. The problem with backlash is that it seeks to punish, not to correct problems.
Sequestration will happen. When its full effects are felt, it will be repudiated in the next round of elections. Nothing will be solved. Sequestration was pushed because its effects were considered to be so severe that no one would want it to happen.
It was the gun pointed at the head of the nation to ensure compromise would happen.
What no one considered that there are apparently enough politicians crazy enough that they want to pull the trigger.
The bright side is, if you're in the upper 1 percent, your taxes will not go up, and in the coming depression, your money and your political power will grow as more marginal economic classes sink into near poverty, poverty and destitution.
On the other hand ... there is no other hand.

February 27 2013 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Trish

Well if this goes down the republican's only have them selves to thank, I think this may do in the republican party. They are certanly going out of their way to hurt the poor working guy. I haven't heard ONE word about any of them taking cuts!!!!!!! And what was this business about them taking off and coming back the week this was supposed to be decided and voted on??? Talk about taking advantage of us, they think of us as cattle, a bunch of dirt to step on and toy with our lives.

February 25 2013 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
calderasf

This will be a success for the baggers anything that hurts jobs they are all for it to make country fail as they "THINK" failure will get them votes. Not happening.

February 25 2013 at 2:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
crazyshama

When congress decides to forlough federal workers I hope they plan to forlough themselves and take a 20% pay cut. they are very free with other peoples livelihoods let them reach into their own pockets

February 25 2013 at 1:27 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
cindy lou who

IMPEACH the LIAR n THIEF! He IS a FRAUD and DONT care about "we the people", UNITED States citizens! THis IDIOT of a man IS out to RUIN the US as we know it! HE MUST BE IMPEACHED/FIRED and JAILED! Its a long way from the top and I HOPE he SPLATS like an egg! HE IS NOT GOD or a KING! HE STOLE the election, VOTER FRAUD...and IS THE WORST pres. EVER!! He resembles Caligula more and more! OBAMA SUCKS!

February 25 2013 at 12:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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calderasf

bagger are a dying species all ur lies, fantasies and paranoia are ignored by free thinking Americans enjoy the next 4 years

February 25 2013 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
richard

It amazes me how the White House can come up with all these budget cuts and showing how money will hurt every one. Funny for over 4 years he can’t come up with a budget except tax the rich… Why not put all this work of blaming Congress and WRITE A BUDGET and bill to close LOOP HOLES like the one you just gave FACEBOOK…….

February 25 2013 at 12:42 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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calderasf

Romney ran on cutting loopholes for the rich now that election is over where is his party on closing those undefined loopholes he ran on?

February 25 2013 at 2:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Trish

It's Romney and his buddies who are holding things up....he will ruin this country just like he planed but this way he will say (it wasn't me it was the other guy in office) he has been blocking EVERY THING the Dems. have been trying to do. This will do in the republican's, their party will be dead, if this don't get voted on.

February 25 2013 at 2:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down
John

The cuts are two percent of the budget. Cut 2% out of the budget and nobody will notice - unless you SELECT those areas that are the most critical for a functioning America. Obama will select the cuts for areas that will do the most damage just to make us suffer.

February 25 2013 at 1:03 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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calderasf

Correct to make it so terrible congress would finally act guess what they didn't

February 25 2013 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ellopt

John you are spot on! Obama is picking programs he thinks will hurt the Republicans. I think The People are beginning to see through the Bull S#it.

March 06 2013 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kathleen Ann

This president has done nothing but cause the American people to suffer, worry, and divide one another. I can't believe people voted again for him. Surely they must be drinking something or drugging. God help us, although I think even He has turned His back on us. Things are so bad and getting worse. We need to repent and invite His presense back into America but BO must step down first. He doesn't like America's Jesus.

February 24 2013 at 3:51 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Stephen

Isn't it funny that two of the Redist States are in the top five of the states that will lose the most money. Therse are also the states that rely most o the Federal Goverment for a large portion of there state income. So the Re Which is very are screwing themselves again. Which is very natrural for the Republicans.

February 24 2013 at 9:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Trish

You got that right...and they have the nerve to try and blam the President...where they have blocked EVERY THING he has tryed to do. Their doing them selves in for sure and our country right along with those foolish school boys. What a mess...every last one of them should be fired and just the average Joe off the street I think could do a better job.

February 25 2013 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lightedcaps

It is amazing that you can't see the truth. The president is supposed to be the leader. He is destroying America starting at it's core. This country is in real trouble and people like yourself continue to defend him. Wake up before it is too late.

March 06 2013 at 9:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
lllcln

this is going to affect everyone from using airports,having safe meat to eat,mail service will be delayed,children being thrown out of head start,meals for seniors,and then people who are furlouded to have less money to spend in small business,s,so more people will not get hired and then the ones who get laid off will start drawing unemployment and all of you who do work will have to pay more taxes to pay for all of this.and on the defense side this nation has always had a blue water navy and that purpose was to protect ships bringing commerce to this nation and to fight wars over there instead of over here.and believe me we have fought a lot of countries and have made a lot of enemies and they would love to come over here with navies they will build and fight us over here.so most of you dont understand why we have defense because you have never served and what its for, all you see is the money .i hope in the future you dont have to fight the chinese,north koreans,or iranians. but if you do then we will need the draft to get you to have to defend this nation .

February 24 2013 at 8:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Bob

OK let's be honest regarding sequestering, President Obama keeps saying it is a bad idea & yet he & his administration were the ones that thought up this bad idea & now he wants to blame the Republicans. This sequestering amounts to 2.3% of Americas total budget, that is nothing. When my wife & I retired we went for $120,000 per year to $67,000 per year & we are living just fine. We travel & do the things that we want to do because we planned for it. President Obama's idea is to keep raising taxes. Presiden Obama, the Democrats and yes the Republicans raised taxes just 2 short months ago & now the President & Democrats want to raise taxes again. This is shear lunacy.

February 25 2013 at 10:34 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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calderasf

Actually they restored tax cuts for the rich they did not raise them. They are where they use to be. Everyone else got a permanent tax cut. The net result is less total tax revenue then compared to when Bush took office.

February 25 2013 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
jjones5139

You must be drinking the KOOLAIDE

February 25 2013 at 10:48 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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