President Obama had to agree to this sequester plan (actually it was never to get this far, as the super committee was to resolve the political differences, but both sides failed to compromise even there) in order to preserve the full faith and credit of the US by raising the debt limit at the time. Even then, our credit was somewhat downgraded because of all the bickering brought on mostly be the tea party types in the House of Representatives. You know this, you just refuse to even admit that President Obama could be even the slightest bit correct in anything at all!!
And the next hurdle that the tea party types will make for our government is the governmental shutdown coming up at the end of March. Remember that historically did not work out very well for the Republicans when they tried it before former President Clinton was re-elected. How do you think that is going to work out in 2014, when despite the gerrymandering the Republican party will effectively cease to exist, if they cause such a disruption again?
Just because this comment board is infested with ultra conservative types that believe that our current President is some kind of evil devil, does not mean that the rest of the country thinks the same way!!
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler