WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --Most American's won't be affected by the $85 billion in federal cuts, according to many government and political analyst.
"This is not a government shutdown situation," said Wake Forest University professor of politics John Dinan. "The government continues to operate."
Dinan says most families won't notice when the $85 billion is gone, as it only equals about 2 1/2 percent of the governments overall budget. "Certain programs are completely exempt, like social security. Social security checks will continue. On the other hand some program will take a hit with the military taking half of the $85 billion in cuts."
As for the agencies that will be affected, Dinan says it's unclear when the cuts will be put in place.
"We are going to see those type of decisions in a number of agencies over the next few weeks and months. It's really too early [to tell] the actual range of affect and how painful they will be."