Menino: Boston Could Lose Several Millions Due To Sequester Cuts
BOSTON — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino called on members of Congress to return to negotiations over the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that went into effect Friday.
Menino said city-employed workers would start losing their jobs in about two weeks if Congress does not take action on the sequester.
The mayor estimated that Boston stands to lose several millions of dollars in the city’s budget. He said it would affect research, housing assistance, and public health initiatives.
“They’re real things. They’re not some rhetoric by the elected officials in Washington. These are real people that get affected by the inaction of our Congress,” Menino said.
He urged members of Congress to reach a deal.
“This hurts every American in this country. So it’s time for action. Stop the posturing. Let’s get down to business.”