February 25, 2013
HMM: Congressional Leaders Discuss Deal to Avert Shutdown at Cost of Extending Cuts. “Already looking past the current budget impasse gripping the capital, congressional leaders are quietly considering a deal to avert a government shutdown next month—but at the cost of prolonging across-the-board spending cuts.” Cost? Sounds like a benefit.
Personally, I’d like to see 5% across-the-board, year-over-year. Repeat as needed.