The sequester is nothing much. It is the belief that (most) government spending creates private growth that is the problem. What is so hard about the concept that when government spends it is ultimately taxing and spending private wealth or devaluing their currency? There are some things only government can do. But, we have gone far away from that model and are now trying to fix a broken plane by putting tape on its wings. The worse the economy is and the sooner it is recognized that they cannot succeed by continuing what is obviously madness, the better. It is a shame so many of us will suffer because of it as jobs continue to fail.