The Sequester seemed like a pretty swell idea when it was created as it put the death industry in a bit of a bind. Either Republicans would have to come up with a way to reduce the deficit or their lords and masters in the weapons biz would lose a steep chunk of funding. But I guess the war mongers will simply make up in taxes what they lose on tanks.
Regardless of what front-running phonies like John Boehner say the Democrats have a pretty good plan to balance the sequester cuts. The GOP, not so much. Right now it appears they'd rather the economy take a tumble so they can blame the ensuing unemployment spike on the Democrats in 2016.
Yes, poor people suffering, rich people continuing to rake it in, and ultimately blaming their own malfeasance on the Democrats. That's win-win-win in Conservative Land.
The odd thing about the upcoming sequestration is that it doesn't have to happen at all. Congress could simply agree to keep spending at current levels and no one would really notice except, that is, the bankers getting fat on the usurious interest Americans pay on the debt.
Since the Republican Party is garnering the lion's share of the blame for this mess, and they're damn sure not going to vote to raise taxes on the rich, kicking this sequestration can on down the road is very likely to happen at the last minute. Wait and see.