How disappointing, but how predictable.
Politicians approved legislation in 2011 that was supposed to impose a modest bit of spending restraint over the next 10 years.
It wasn’t much. The enforcement mechanism, known as sequestration, merely was supposed to guarantee that spending climbed by $2.3 trillion rather than $2.4 trillion over the 10-year period.
But something is better than nothing, and the sequester that took place this year was a bitter defeat for President Obama and other advocates of bigger government.