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Old February 26th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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Sequester isn't really a spending "cut" anyway. It's just reducing the amount of a spending increase the fed will have this year. They will still be spending more this year than they did last year.

Simple comparison: You made $20 an hour last year. You boss tells you a few months ago that your next raise will get you up to $25 an hour. But now, because of their revenue being a little less that expected, your raise is only going to get you up to $22.50 an hour. You're still bringing home more than last year, your raise is just a little less. By no means a pay "cut".

Sequester works the same way. The spending increase is $85B less than what the fed wanted. No one will starve, no one will lose their job...unless they were going to anyway due to last year's "inadequate" spending levels.
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