I beg to differ... the budget cuts are not on future increases an have current impacts. Or, is a 20% pay cut supposedly against some non-existent raise my husband is supposed to receive? Sequestration may NOT affect Fanny Mae, or the IRS in any real terms...it will affect the DoD and it's support agencies and contractors (contractors that were hired to do jobs at lower cost than the fed could do them, not just those building and researching new weapons programs) in real terms. While active duty military will not be furloughed, every civilian who supports them will. Tanks, ships and planes will not be maintained (you know, the equipment they have to use). The support equipment run and managed by civ mars will not be maintained.