The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service an out of money to pay for firefighting equipment this year, after Congress only provided half of the total sum of money it has cost to fight wildfires so far.
On Monday evening, the Senate voted to cut roughly $4 billion from SNAP, more commonly known by its former name, food stamps.
The resolution opposing any cuts to Social Security also stated that the cap on Social Security taxes, now at $113,000, should be eliminated, so that the wealthy pay their fair share.
The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.
At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the "sequester" - the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.
Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.
David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."
For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.
"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."
President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.