Call it a perverse game of chicken or a kabuki dance but after much push-pull, the Republicans and Democrats have failed to reach a compromise that would avoid trillions in federal cuts.
It looks like Florida Gov. Rick Scott's sassy letter to the President didn't do much good after all.
The state will be hit with millions in cuts from education, early child development, environmental protection, military readiness, and public health as well as so many more programs.
As for South Florida, we've gathered some of the specific programs and agencies hit hardest in Dade and Broward Counties: