Despite Sen. Rand Paul’s valiant effort to derail an atrocious budget deal by filibustering, Republicans still hope to pass it this week.
The deal would demolish the biggest substantial accomplishment of the Tea Party movement (the spending limits known as sequestration) and sets the course for $300 billion in spending hikes over the next two years.
Republicans can’t blame Democrats for this. This is what the GOP wants. In a replay of a scene any veteran conservative is used to by now, Republicans, upon gaining control of the public fisc, are doling out cash at a faster rate than Democrats could.
Democrats, of course, aren’t objecting to the overspending in the way they objected to tax cuts, because Democrats — despite being as prone as Republicans to talk of fiscal discipline — know what massive federal spending means: big government.
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