from the Daily Wire:
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: Government Shutdown Begins And Ends, Republican Congress Authorizes Trillion-Dollar Deficit
All of these are figments of the imagination. But fiscal conservatives continue to haunt the darkened hallways of American politics, every so often materializing to shout “BOO!” at the party in power, only to recede into the shadows as soon as they are called upon to actually govern. How else to explain the sheer cowardice of a Republican Party that just passed a massive budget increase, then cheered it as the very model of a modern budget victory?
ABC News breaks down the bill:
The two-year budget deal would lift caps on defense and non-defense spending by $300 billion over two years. It also includes: $6 billion to fight the opioid crisis; $5.8 billion for child care development block grants;$4 billion for veterans medical facilities; $2 billion for medical research; $20 billion to augment existing infrastructure programs; and $4 billion for college affordability. The measure would extend government funding at current levels until March 23 to allow lawmakers to finalize details on the spending in a separate measure.
As part of the deal, lawmakers would also raise the nation’s debt limit into 2019, avoiding the risk of a potential default.
Overall, the new spending bill returns us to the bad old Obama days of trillion-dollar deficits.
Jazz Shaw at HotAir rightly fulminates over this betrayal by GOP higher-ups: