How to parse the muddy mess that is the November jobs report
Leading economic forecasters have downgraded their forecasts for fourth quarter growth, reflecting the impact of Hurricane Sandy and other factors.
The majority of FEMA's workforce are disaster assistance employees, who handle disasters' like Hurricane Sandy. Federal law says they're not eligible for federal health insurance benefits.
Weather deaths have grown in all categories since the 80s, with 1995 and 2005 particularly disastrous.
And even if the automatic cuts don't happen, Congress has already put a new hard cap on disaster funding into effect.