Ezra Klein says he doesn’t understand the Republican position on the sequester, but he actually understands a lot more than he lets on. Ezra writes:
As I understand it, the GOP has five basic goals in the budget talks:
1) Cut the deficit.
2) Cut entitlement spending.
3) Protect defense spending, and possibly even increase it.
4) Simplify the tax code by cleaning out deductions and loopholes....