Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proposes that Washington deal with the problem by ditching the sequester cuts and pretending to make up the difference by claiming savings from troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other words, he wants to keep spending and pretend to save by brandishing a gimmick.
Airline associations have joined forces to launch a "Don't Ground America" campaign. It must be working. On Wednesday, Carney conceded that if Congress "wants to address specifically the problems caused by the sequester with the FAA, we would be open to looking at that. But that would be a Band-Aid measure."
A bandage -- that's as good as it gets with this White House.