They're saying it's all but inevitable. We have a Congress that believe they should never do today what they can put off till tomorrow.
An array of proposals are in the works to delay or replace the cuts. But party leaders say they see no clear path to compromise, particularly given a growing sentiment among Republicans to pocket the cuts and move on to larger battles over health and retirement spending. ...WaPo
And some think this is a good idea. The Post points out something else that's pretty illuminating about the character of our "defense": Washington itself will be hardest hit. And that tells you a lot about how much of what we call "defense" is located in Washington, DC, perhaps "the most important part." In a slide show of the "defense" that's going to take a hit, check out the url inside this link. It leads with "business/capitalbusiness/defensecompanies."
"Defense" is political/urban/corporate ... über alles.
As the deadline approaches, legions of corporate executives, nonprofit officials, mayors and governors are working the phones and trekking to Capitol Hill in hopes of securing a last-minute deal. ...WaPo