After the ineptitude and intransigence on display in October's
The deal negotiated by Rep.
Some absolutist conservatives, having learned nothing from October's fiasco, lambasted Ryan and Murray for proposing to spend more than the sequester allowed — as if the sequester were the goal, not a clumsy means to an end. And even if Congress approves the Ryan-Murray deal, recent history suggests that the agreement won't stop the fiscal squabbling between the two parties. Republicans will almost certainly press for more cuts in the annual spending bills, as they did after Congress enacted a budget deal in 2011. They'll do the same when the