(DAILY SIGNAL) Once again, a massive deal, crafted in secret, unveiled at the 11th hour, is being rushed through Congress under threat of panic. Once again, we have waited until an artificial deadline to force through that which our voters oppose.
At its core, this deal with President Barack Obama does two things: First, it lifts federal spending caps for the next two years—including a $40-billion increase in spending on the federal bureaucracy. Second, it waives the federal debt limit through March 2017, allowing for approximately $1.5 trillion to be added to the debt—ensuring no further conversation about our debt course or any corresponding action to alter it.
It appears this deal is built on the same principles as the Ryan-Murray budget deal from 2013.
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