The world of words is fascinating and I visit it daily on my phone. And today I came across the definition of Sequester (dictionary.com)
Sequester- in Old English, sequester was a noun referring to a type of medieval Escrow account, where two parties could hold disputed money until a court decision. Today, the word is most often used as a verb in international law to mean confiscating enemy property. In contemporary American politics, though, words take on alternative unexpected meanings. President Obama used the word sequester as a noun to refer to the automatic spending cuts that went into effect on March 1st.
So, who are we cutting spending from?