Republicans met the president halfway once and he didn't fulfil his promise the first time.<quoted text>
You are either incapable of comprehending the process of sequestration or how it got to that point. Here's a hint; it was a compromise to the Republicans.
The sequestration is deliberatly unpalatable to both sides; that is the whole point. It is the Republicans who will not compromise.
Why under God's green earth would they agree to even more taxes before he agrees to cuting the budget which he was REQUIRED to do under the sequestration act?
And why would sequestration have passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate minus 2 votes if Republicans believed for one second the president wouldn't do what was REQUIRED of him by law to do to avoid the sequestration?
The president WANTED the sequestration to happen as a political ploy to blame the republicans. It just backfired.
Are you living in the same world as the rest of us?