Sequester is a joke as far as “solution”, but across the board cuts WILL seriously damage many IMPORTANT programs that Congress, especially Republicans, has cut to barely functional budgets. Other programs, like “Defense” could easily be cut by 30%, or enough to pay for the reduction “target” of sequester. Just the ludicrously wasteful and stupid F-35 program is $1.3 TRILLION over the same 10 year period. Like government under Republican plans, that system is AGAIN grounded while still in the “testing” phase, because it’s over-priced junk worse than the F-22 which it was supposed to take the place of. Yes, it’s my “pet” waste program, because my brother, who retired from Lockheed Martin’s space program, was always BRAGGING about the waste and fraud in his “industry”, while condemning tax increases, which for decades paid his salary, retirement, medical coverage, and bonuses!!