It is easy to see where our national priorities are as hundreds of thousands of defense employees are put on unpaid leave during the shutdown. In the meantime, bases with drone technicians are still running, to the frustration of the rest of the world.
As if we didn’t already know how useless and unnecessary the EPA is, following the government shutdown we saw just how little we really need them.
The Obama Administration's predictions of doom and gloom for sequestration have backfired.
Another story has emerged out of the Department of Defense that the economic consequences from sequestration will be less dire than what was predicted. DoD initially projected that there would be 22 furlough days for government employees.
With amazing speed the Senate and House passed a bill to stop air traffic controllers from being furloughed, after a week of travel delays felt around the country as a result of President Obama's sequester temper tantrum.
Clearly, President Obama is playing a nasty political game with the air-traffic controller furloughs that have forced severe airline delays across the country.
Air travelers are concerned about flight delays and cancellations, with mandatory furloughs impacting air traffic controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration employees.
Some of this year's automatic budget cuts are now coming out of President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's pockets - who say they plan to give up five percent of their salaries.
Today, White House tours remain closed thanks to a petulant President who insists that somebody, anybody, feel some pain over the sequester cuts that trimmed a modest 2 cents on the dollar from the $3.6 trillion federal budget.