Fiscal Cliff Domestic Cuts

August 14, 2012 - 8:36 AM
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's not just the Pentagon and defense contractors that face a funding crisis from broad government spending cuts in January. Domestic programs are on the chopping block too, in ways that could affect average Americans more. Fewer air traffic controllers, border guards, FBI agents and park rangers would be on the job as furloughs sweep across the government. Less meat might get inspected, and fewer people would get winter heating subsidies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)