From what I understand, this sequester might amount to 1/40th of the Federal Planned Spending. Can't call it a Budget since the Senate Democrats haven't allowed a Budget to be passed for over 4 years. Anyway, try this: You go to buy a new car and they quote you a figure of $40,000. You decide to skip the fancy hubcaps, so they knock off $50. That's 1/40th, a set of fancy hubcaps.