Republicans have all but begged for tax reforms which would automatically close loopholes.<quoted text>
The sequester was a response to the Republicans refusal to raise the debt ceiling.
It is the Republicans who want to shut the government down. The sequester cuts were meant to be so unpalatable to both sides that an agreement could be reached.
All that being said; the only thing that irks you is White House tours? Who is shallow here?
The Republicans refuse to close tax loopholes for the wealthy, therefore the sequester went into effect.
As I have said many times; your party is totally fcked
Why is it Democrats refuse to address tax reform, welfare reform, social security reform and medicare reform?
They know as well as republicans reforms have to be done for these programs to survive.
The only explanation is votes are more important.