We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We are following Western Europe's path. The politicians are so desperate for money to keep their client voters, that they will reduce our military to a hollow, empty shell to keep the "entitlements" flowing. While simultaneously whipping the people to clamor for more money from the filthy undeserving rich.
The sequester is ***exactly*** what both the (R)s and (D)s want to happen. Which is why it will happen. With the biggest cuts to fall on the Constitutional duties of the government.
It is a desperate scramble for money to keep the con going. And you all voted for these guys. Doesn't matter whether they are (R) or (D), they are all grifters, and you all are addicted to taking money out of your rich undeserving neighbor's pocket, and putting it in yours and your friends.