The homeless shelter I volunteer at got notice from the feds last week. Plan for a cut of 5-9% from all fed sources. Gonna hurt some already needy folk.
Despite that, I actually like the overall idea of the Fed cutting its budget. I just think the chosen method was stupid. Like a doc giving you a choice between a careful surgery with an excellent success rate or amputation. Either works. Only one is the smart choice.
You can't enlighten the unconscious.
But you can hit'em upside the head a few times to make sure they are really out...