Remember “government by temper tantrum?” Well, it’s here to stay:

These are among the scenarios the Obama administration warned about last month as it claimed the sequester would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to furlough meat inspectors.

But while the administration prepares to take that step, it continues to pursue a “partnership” with the Mexican government to “raise awareness” about food stamps among immigrants from that country. When a top Senate Republican proposed cutting off funds for that program last week — in the form of an amendment to a budget resolution — Democrats on the Budget Committee shot it down.

Budgeting, if I may use a word Democrats think is dirty, is the process of prioritizing.

Now you know where their priorities lie — and it’s not with you, your family, or your health. It’s with making things so intolerable for you that you’ll happily keep coughing up enough money to keep them in power.

And don’t you forget it.