Americans Feel Pain From Automatic Sequester Cuts

$85 billion in federal budget cuts begin today as Congress breaks for weekend.
1:21 | 03/02/13

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white house tonight. Reporter: This 27-year-old, a civilian defense department employee is preparing for the worst. I do live paycheck to paycheck. Reporter: Anger, resentment about this? No, mostly disappointment. Reporter: She called her rent, cable and electric company asking for special dispension. When the furloughs began where she worked. She's forced to rethink her spending. Buying her groceries in bulk. You're counting every dollar? Every dollar. This is not going to be a apocalypse. It's just dumb. It's going to hurt. Reporter: Half of the $85 billion pentagon. At least one aircraft carrier will not be deploying. And some doors at the u.S. Capitol will be forced to close. In late march, furlough notices for department of defense civilian employee go o. In april, the faa furlough notices. It may not initially be dire as predicted. That's because the full effect won't be felt until the next month. And there's no sign that there's g to be progress this week in washington to try and restore those budget cuts.

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