With budget sequestration only nine days away, it looks like
lawmakers are going to hold hands, plug their noses, and take the
plunge. Washington, after years of talking about its budget
problems, will finally set aside short-term political concerns and
slash spending. At last some backbone – some gumption –
from our elected officials. Huzzah, gentlemen!
If only it were that dramatic.
Instead the politics of sequester are shaping up to be as
demoralizing as anything else in Washington. Greg Sargent, in his
usual morning dervish of GOP bashing,
got a lot right yesterday:
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