Ross Kaminsky leads the lineup this morning with a thoughtful piece on Rep. Paul Ryan’s and Sen. Patty Murray’s budget deal. Allow me to voice my dissent.
Kaminsky asks in his headline “A bad deal compared to what?” The answer is: current levels of sequester spending. Here’s the Wall Street Journal with a distilled outline of the plan:
In the interest of achieving the simple goal of keeping the government funded, the two parties staked out a narrow slice of common ground—a set of fee increases and spending cuts in future years that allowed a modest increase in spending in the next two years. But neither party had to swallow hard to accept something it opposed; neither claimed any big policy trophies.