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Remember all those dire warnings about the dramatic effects of the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.
Well chief political correspondent Carl Cameron looks at what did and what mostly did not happen for months and.
That's our President Obama and Democrats warned of disaster repeatedly before this year's 85 billion dollars in automatic across the board spending cuts began four months ago if congress allows this meat cleaver approach to take place.
They won't jeopardize our military readiness.
There -- all of this great job creating investments and education and energy and medical research.
Up to a million federal employees face furloughs of up to 22 days off unpaid.
But many of had to -- only a few if any days off.
Government services have not broken down and many furloughs have been averted because the across the board nature of the cuts mandated by congress.
Was effectively eliminated.
In late April when the FAA furloughed some air traffic controllers and flights and airports quickly backed up just a few days before congress had a scheduled week -- spring recess.
Lawmakers would remarkable speed passed and the president signed legislation committing the FAA finds savings and other accounts and put the controllers back to work.
There's bipartisan agreement that the automatic cuts known as sequester are straining military readiness but the rest of the government overall has meant it.
Most other agencies had very very minimal effect and they found ways to move money year round to prioritize.
From the lower Potts is spending and lower activities to things that.
Are most needed.
The Justice Department avoided for a -- FBI agents and federal prison staff when it discovered 350 million dollars in unspent cash.
From programs that either never started or ended under budget.
Homeland Security sidestepped for lowering customs and Border Patrol and Coast Guard personnel -- not filling vacant jobs cutting bonuses and postponing some maintenance programs.
And those sorts of one time fixes are gonna go away over time and and some of those predictions that we saw.
That haven't come -- yet are are still quite likely in the future congress has three months until the end of September to fund the government for next year and avoid a government shut down.
It's going to be tougher because another 109 billion dollars and sequester cuts are required.
Democrats are already predicting catastrophe but they raise that alarm for months ago so far nothing even close Shannon.
Carl thank you.
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