In a clarifying development, members of our family will be directly and negatively affected by the upcoming sequester wherein Federal spending will be cut. We'll survive and we're not complaining about it. If this is what it takes to slow down the looting of the next generation by the progressives, so be it.
What gets me is not the sequester, but the language of the conversation about it. If you read the press, where they try to be very even-handed when the progressives are shafting everyone or acting out of ignorance and incompetence, this is all about a "budget debate" where "both sides refuse to give in."
How can you have a budget debate with no budget? There's been no budget submission by the Obama White House as is required by law and the Democrat-controlled Senate hasn't passed a budget in four years. The only budget produced in that time was the one by the Paul Ryan-led House of Representatives. It's not a debate if one side's position is to simply blow off the whole conversation.
Looking at the effects sequestration will have on those affected in our clan, it's not the loss of money that's the problem, it's the uncertainty. How can you plan when you have no idea what the future will hold? The whole point of the budget is not to provide endless cataracts of cash, but to provide a foundation for decisions. I don't see that aspect being discussed anywhere in the media and it's the most important part.