Pompeo OK with sequestration

Though he would rather they be distributed differently, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, is OK with the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect Friday, he told The Eagle recently. He thinks the federal government, including the military, can withstand the cuts. In fact, he wishes that sequestration, which he called a “home run,” would mandate deeper cuts, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. “That’s why it’s only a home run and not a grand slam,” he said. Responding Tuesday to White House criticism of his comments, Pompeo said that “the sequester is a home run not because it is good politics, but because it begins to put America back on the right fiscal track.”