Well. I for one am shocked. I expected another last minute “deal” to delay the deadline by another month to “give negotiators a chance to work things out”. But I suppose a stupidly mismanaged and futile cut is better than no cut at all.
From the inside, nothing has changed. I came to work. So did everyone else. We all went back to work wasting huge gobs of your money. Highly placed people in the Army are still hell-bent on spending billions of dollars as if we have a boatload of federal money anchored out there in the potomac with Army guards on the gang planks.
Since this is the only victory the Republicans have gained in the budget negotiations in five years, I am hoping they keep it in place. And I wonder what they will do to follow it up next time.
BTW, despite the sequestration, the US govt will still be spending billions of dollars more this year than last year and last year was a record.