Sequestration body count: one Justice Department staffer Staff
Posted: May 08, 2014 11:25 AM

Remember when Democrats were screaming that the fiscal discipline of sequestration was the equivalent of wrapping piano wire around Uncle Sam's neck?  Why, those savage and irresponsible spending cuts were going to litter the streets unemployed government workers!  We'd be lucky to make it through the crisis without Hooverville tent cities appearing on the Potomac, where the former Deputy Assistant to the Assistant Director to the Deputy Assistant Director of Social media boiled his shoes to make soup for his family, callously consigned to live the vie da broka after struggling to put out three Tweets a day for a mere $200k in salary and benefits.

Actual number of federal layoffs due to sequestration: one.