Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of partisan message management surround the sequester, the term for the $85?billion in ugly and largely irrational federal spending cuts set by law to begin Friday.
What is the non-budget wonk to make of this? Who is responsible? What really happened?
What happened is that President Obama broke his deal with Congressional Republicans and now is playing the sequester blame game.
Trust in politics, is sometimes all that you have.
Now, America will have the sequester because the TRUST is gone.
Read all of Bob Woodward’s account of events and you will see why.