Looking back on it, President Obama signing the sequester bill was a bit like an angry parent sending a child to their room to be with their computer and television. He pretty much gave the right wing-nuts exactly what they wanted.
When people lose much needed income and benefits, South Carolina's own Tea Party idiots like Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Jeff Duncan, and of course our poster boy of denial, Tim Scott, are cheering on the cuts. Scott has the nerve to call it posturing when the President talks about cuts to police, educators and firefighters. I guess if a job doesn't directly effect Mr. Scott, it really doesn't matter.
These clowns will come out cheering the austerity measures, and bragging on how they engineered the reduction in the deficit, while people are losing needed income and government services, and subsequently tightening their belts, leading to lost dollars for businesses. The fact that austerity resoundingly did not work where it was put into place in Europe has no relevance for these fools, who have never felt the need to use facts to make an argument.
It's sad for our country, sad for the state of South Carolina, and sad for the voters who trusted that these people maybe knew what they were doing, and would have the courage to do what was best for their constituents rather than what made them look tough.