Aren't we all supposed to be dead? Hasn't that been the theme underlying Barky's latest campaigns? It really is illuminating to realize that most departments in the regime received double-digit budget increases, and then some of them had to make do with some 5% less than expected. It's still an increase; just not as much as they wanted.
So Barky jets from place to place, yammering about the horror to come because of those intransigent Republicans (with whom, by the way, he simply has no time to meet). His Department of Homeland Insecurity preemptively releases thousands of illegal aliens from jail because...sequestration. Can't afford to keep 'em locked up; can't afford to deport 'em because...sequestration.
DHS will have to trim the numbers of professional gropers at airports because sequestration. Gotta save money. FAA gotta shut down control towers because sequestration.
EPA doesn't have to curtail any activities because sequestration, however, nor does DOE, nor are any of Barky's pet "green" projects suffering because sequestration. As for cutting back on travel for campaigning or vacations because sequestration, well, don't hold your breath.
Finally, we're seeing some transparency from the regime, and even the Lefties are noting that most of the hubub is coming from Barky, and it's politically motivated. Finally, the Great Divider has inadvertently become the Great Uniter:
While groups on the left and right objected to different aspects of the administration’s policy on immigration, dissatisfaction with that policy spanned ideological lines.
Both sides of the political spectrum suggested that the administration used the release of illegal immigrant detainees to bolster its political case against impending sequestration cuts, which DHS cited as the impetus for those releases.
When you have to take a 3 to 5% hit on your finances, you manage. Somehow, government can't. It's insatiable.