Same Old Same Old
The parties are really showing their stripes.
Obama opens by asking for $40 billion in new spending.
Republicans counter by asking for $32 billion in cuts, almost entirely from programs favored by the left.
The Democrats, naturally, compromise.
The compromise: $38.5 billion in cuts. Defense, where waste is greatest, got increased spending.
After the deal, Republicans whine that it’s not enough.
Why does this all sound so familiar?