Howard Wolfson on Sequester: “There’s Not Going To Be Blood In The Streets”


HOWARD WOLFSON: The White House put out their numbers last night, the state-by-state impact numbers.

ALEX WAGNER: The embargoed numbers.

WOLFSON: Right. You know, we saw them here in New York on the local level, and, obviously, nobody at the local level wants to take a hit. Nobody wants to see aid from Washington reduced at the local level. There’s not going to be blood in the streets. Buildings are not going to crumble. The city is not going to collapse. We will find a way to deal with the cuts on the local level. Maybe some other cities are not in the position that New York is, but I really wonder whether the average person is going to experience the cuts in the sequester in any real way.