Welcome to the sequester

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Sequester. We are now passing over Day 2 of sequestration, which could last for a very, very long time. We suggest you get used to it, because the United States Congress has demonstrated quite well – don’t you agree? – that its bitter divisions prevent dis-sequestering the nation any time soon. So, sit back, enjoy the flight, and, by all means, keep your seat belts fastened. It could get bumpy.