Remember sequestration, that big, scary series of cuts that were poised to shred Medicaid, the Department of Defense, and every other government program? Remember all the talk about how they would pull tons of money out of the economy and push the country into another recession? Well, the good news is that sequestration isn't happening (right now), a factor that undoubtedly helped propel Wall Street's post-fiscal cliff rally. The bad news? This reprieve is only going to last for two months -- after which, sequestration will once again threaten our lawmakers with the dire consequences of inaction.