Two excellent (and brief!) new documents from the wonks at the NC Budget and Tax Center detail the specific impacts of the sequestration cuts that are hitting today and a responsible path out of the mess:
Click here to read “Just the facts: Fixing sequestration requires balance approach, new revenues .”
Click here to read “Taking a balanced approach: Four revenue options for fixing sequestration .”
Of course, both documents presuppose that lawmakers would want to use logic in solving the problem — something that seems increasingly unlikely given the central role of people like this  in deciding what happens.