I mean why give themselves an ultimatum if they are just going to ignore it when the time comes.
They said if they didn't have a deal they would cut spending across the board- they don't have a deal so CUT SPENDING ACROSS THE BOARD!
There is not one single department that could not survive a 10% cute- AND I am guessing most of them could do the same work with a 70% cut.(from a lifetime of experience working for diff govt)
Just keep the 3 out of 10 who do actual work and fire the 7 out of 10 who read the paper or back-stab each other or make alliances to get promotions (the government version of the TV show ‘survivor’)
” they don’t have a deal so CUT SPENDING ACROSS THE BOARD!”
I suspect that was Obama’s plan, he set up this sequestration/mandatory cut plan. All that has to happen is nothing, and it will take place, and the blame will go to the Republicans, which was, I think, the intent of the whole charade.