They did not agree. Sequestration is looming (at the end of this year).
There's the context. Here's the quote from our unnamed “senior Democrat”:
“We structured the sequester in a way that would be more comfortable for us than for Republicans.”The Democrats are expecting that the Republicans will just roll over and give up when threatened with across-the-board cuts to the Defense Department's budget.
And they may be right.
It's things like this that bring on the doom mood...