It's easy in this era of Washington deficit mania to focus solely on the numbers on a budget spreadsheet while losing sight of the fact that the austerity agenda pushed by those least likely to be impacted by their policies will have serious implications for America's middle class families.  This is especially true for those already struggling in this economic slowdown, especially communities of color. We've talked about this a lot during February's Black History month coverage and NCPSSM will continue to address these issues throughout the ongoing budget and deficit debate. In case you missed it, here's a wrap up of some of our February coverage: