The Reps wanted to be boxed in or at least portray the choices that way. The Reps could have just passed a clean CR, which would have kept the entire sequester in place. Instead, the Reps caved so they could allocate more money to defense. The Dems received a one to one increase in spending for domestic spending. The sequester was intended by the WH to cause pain and the split of the cuts was made between defense and domestic spending to make sure that the sequester would be lifted. Both parties support Big Government and big spending. This deal is just more smoke and mirrors to deceive the public.
Exactly! Its that slimy, deceitful, hidden under the covers type of legislation that gives dc the names they deserve.
Perhaps the worst part according to Mark Levin is the fact that spending bills now in the Senate only require simple majorities to get through! How the(expletive deleted) did that happen?
And remembering the bill to avoid the sequester at the end of the “fiscal cliff”, Democrats got their tax increases and Republicans got stuck with the Sequester deal anyhow;
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
United States fiscal cliff