Severe cuts in federal and state spending are set to take effect on Friday if congress does not act.
Funding for numerous federal agencies and programs will be cut — half from defense and half from non-defense spending.
But disagreement exists over just how much of an effect the cuts would have on average households.
Democrats in the House are painting a doomsday picture, while some Republicans argue that the cuts will not be that bad.
KTLA’s Eric Spillman has the latest.