By Justin Sink
But of those who say the sequester has not personally impacted them, opinion is evenly split: 46 percent favor the cuts, while 46 percent oppose them.
Four major federal agencies — the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of Management and Budget — are closed Friday, with workers forced to take unpaid furlough days as a result of sequestration. In total, some 115,000 federal workers will have an unpaid vacation day in the largest closing of government offices since the shutdown in the 1990s.
At a speech last weekend in Atlanta, President Obama warned that because of the cuts, "growth may end up slowing and we may start seeing once again the job market stall."