The sequester is now the new fiscal cliff (all by itself). And of course, the fiscal cliff was the new health care reform. Can we get through a single quarter without some new manufactured crisis? I mean, aren’t there enough real ones?

As you already know, unless President Obama and Congress can strike some sort of bargain, the ax will fall on $1.2 trillion in spending over the next decade. Now, my first response is, “You say that like it’s a bad thing.” Hell, we could probably use more. And I’m sorry but I’m one of those across-the-board kinda guys who are pretty confident government waste isn’t confined to any particular department.

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