the way I read it, we are in for a world of hurt on this one. Sure, it may be the 27th manufactured fiscal disaster of the past two years, but this one seems to be rolling down the tracks straight towards our collective minivan without any of us us trying to even turn the key in the ignition. the main two problems?
1 Republican disunity. Boehner is calling it a disaster, but he is strangely making no effort to suggest an alternative. This could be because the tea party wing of the Republicans have boxed themselves into a corner on budget cuts and do not realize how much blame they will receive if there are massive layoffs in the defense department.
2. An unengaged public. Congress has "cried wolf" on itself so many times that only a relatively small slice of the American electorate, less than a third, are truly alarmed at this point. If you are in the military, you are seriously worried. but most Americans are not in the military and there is widespread willingness to actually make military budget cuts. FINE, but what we are not realizing is that the sequester is not a scalpel,it is more like a baseball bat. It will not make military "cuts" so much as it will beat the military into a chaotic mooshy mess.
Stay tuned. Sorry Bobbie Jindal, nobody was listening to that "no more Party of Stupid" speech.