Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare or acknowledgement, they've already gotten much of both. Another round of huge cuts, known as the "sequester," will hit beginning March 1.
With less than two weeks to go until the March 1 deadline for automatic budget cuts, the administration is issuing dire warnings about how crucial government services are about to wither. Many of the warnings may come true.