The 10 States That Should Be Most Afraid (and Least Afraid) of the Sequester's Military Cuts
- By Matthew O'Brien
- The Atlantic
- February 26, 2013
But which states will feel these cuts the most (and the least)? The White House has put out a state-by-state breakdown of the sequester's military cuts, which the Washington Post has helpfully compiled, that gives us a sense of who will get hurt and who won't. I took the raw numbers and adjusted for state populations to give us cuts per capita. As you can see in the chart here, Alaska and Hawaii get disproportionately large defense spending cuts for their size, followed not-so-closely by the Washington-metro area.