More kabuki theater. The sequester was never going to be allowed from the start. It was the traditional dem "give me taxes now and we'll give you reductions next year." Somehow next year never comes but the "request" for MORE taxes is always ongoing. Fiscally the dems lost all credibility back in the Reagan and Johnson years when they pulled this stunt. Johnson is responsible for robbing social security to make his economy better and devastating social security. When will R's ever catch on?