So this is the first of what I expect to be several posts regarding sequestration, the automatic budget cuts that will take effect next Friday unless Congress and the President take action to avert them. Many say that the budget cuts will hurt the economy, and most agree that some important services will be cut if the sequestration goes through. Others say that these budget cuts are a necessary to reduce the size of the federal government. If sequestration goes through, who is to blame? Or is sequestration a good thing?