Bring on the sequestration! It is the only way any of these folks will "cut" a thing. Remember that they aren't really cutting anything, just slowing the growth! They will still spend more next year than last and still 50% more than they have! Do the math, it is like a family that spends $3600 per month and they need to cut back $85 because they are only making $2400 per month. REALLY. It is only 2.36% of their spending. It is a good thing!