In cash-strapped Washington, President Obama’s $1 trillion health care law
is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, as
Congress last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less
than a year.
Congress last week axed a part of Democrats’ signature domestic
achievement to find $11 billion to cover the cost of repealing a withholding tax
that otherwise would have hit government contractors in 2013. Mr. Obama
signed that bill into law on Monday.