There are those who will call me a fool, or a traitor for saying so but; speaking as a miliary retiree and Gulf War vet, I think that the Defense budget should not be sequestered. Not only that, it's enough of a budget jungle that it still justifies using a machete, rather than pruning shears.
However, I would mandate that the military budget not be reduced without AT LEAST EQUAL REDUCTION IN TOTAL CONGRESSIONAL and PRESIDENTIAL COMPENSATIONS! Furthermore, all domestic programs would have to be reduced by at least an equal percentage.
We must never sacrifice our men and woman who volunteered to be injured, crippled, maimed or killed to protect this country, further our policies, and allow those who didn't go, to live in comfort.