Getting to a Sequestration Deal
Posted at 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 26
Marc Ambinder has a back-of-the-napkin sketch of the likely path to a deal averting sequestration, which, like most recent budget deals, will likely go past the deadline.
“Three days later, agency heads will formally specify what they will be cutting. GOPers in the House will see this as a blueprint for cutting non-essential services. They will then work to strike a deal of some sort… public pressure will force one side to again to propose a Grand Bargain… The Senate will probably go first. Alternatively, a shorter temporary CR or stay of execution might pass the House.”
“My gut tells me it will take about four weeks post-sequester for something to break free. “