... the latest budget deal is bad:
It became clear months ago when the House only passed appropriation bills that increased spending and not the ones that actually cut spending that the fix was in.I've got a suggestion for John Boehner; any budget deal should only go to Sept 30 of 2014. Then next summer, he should craft and pass a budget (a real budget that leaves Obamacare alone) and then let the senate do it's fucking job. The only thing coming out of his mouth until the senate signs it is "It's the constitutional responsibility of the house of representatives to write all legislation concerning finances; if the government shuts down it's Harry Reid's fault, not Republicans.
And don't buy the nonsense about fees (aka "taxes") or higher pension contributions offsetting some of the spending. First, like almost all stopgap gimmicks they are...gimmicks. Second, in the case of higher pension contributions, that should happen even with the sequester in place to reduce costs, not to offset new ones.
The biggest problem with the "off-set" flimflam is that even if it helps offset hiking the budget and the debt, it does nothing to shrink the size and scope of government.
He might also want to have someone break Peter King's jaw just before the vote.