December 11, 2013

DAN MITCHELL: Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Replaces Real Spending Restraint of Sequester with Budget Gimmicks and Back-Door Tax Hikes. To be fair, the Dems wanted to gin up a government shutdown to distract from the ObamaCare debacle, and this prevents that. And the GOP can always push for spending cuts at the next debt-limit vote, in a context that’s politically much safer.