The sequester was supposed to appear so bad to both sides that it would force them to compromise. Let’s see how that’s working out:
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that keeps the government open while removing funding for President Obama’s health care law, setting up a showdown with the Democratic-controlled Senate as the clock ticks toward a possible shutdown.
The $986.3 billion spending bill would fund the government through December 15 at current levels, including the across-the-board cuts imposed earlier this year known as the sequester.
Yes it worked magnificently. This, by the way, is how Republicans compromise–they add in things that Democrats are against. Looks like a shutdown is coming.