JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some of the automatic federal budget cuts that kick in Friday could sting quickly.
Government workers could get furlough notices next week. Their hours though wouldn't be cut until April.
A White House report on the direct impact the cuts would have on Florida says the Sunshine State will lose about $54 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 750 teacher and aide jobs at risk.
Plus, the report says Florida will lose nearly $31 million in funds for about 380 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.
Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for about 2,700 children in Florida, according to the White House report.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown said this is a man-made crisis.
"The idea that you are going to cut Tricare. These are senior citizens, military wives, that you are going to cut aviation as far as homeland security. It's ludicrous. Of course this is a military town, Jacksonville and basically it will have a major affect on our military infrastructure in Jacksonville."
To avoid sequestration, the president is seeking a debt reduction agreement that would include budget cuts and higher taxes on the wealthy.
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But Republican leaders say the president and Democrats are trying to scare the American people.
"The president said we have to have another tax increase in order to avoid a sequester. Well Mr. President you got your tax increase. It's time to cut spending here in Washington," said Speaker John Boehner.
If a compromise isn't reached by Friday, the across the board cut will happen.
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