Exactly, right, Pat! We're going over the cliff. The only question is who takes the blame.
Once again, the solution is obvious -- just stick to our principals. We control the house. So pass a bill that ends this stupid sequestration, makes the Bush tax rates permanent, and reduces the budget by 1%.
Would such sanity get past the Senate? Of course not. But it would put the blame for the coming collapse exactly where it belongs -- on the Manchurian President.