Sequester Cuts to Bypass Most Entitlement Programs
Listening to news about automatic federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect this week could be scary for those who rely on the feds for food, health care or benefit income. And most of those people can rest easy. Sequestration won't affect, among other things, social security and medicare. Not yet anyway, says Lisa Lamkins, with Wisconsin AARP
Food stamps, veteran's benefits and direct welfare payments are among the other programs that won't get nicked by the $85 billion in cuts, if they're allowed to occur.