GOP ditches fiscal conservatism in budget deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

This week in Washington lawmakers are working on a budget deal that both increases the debt limit and completely ignores the fact that our federal government is spending significantly more than it takes in.

“It’s frustrating,” said Jack Armstrong. “At what point does anybody say, ‘We’ll lock ourselves in a room until we figure it out?'”

According to Washington Post Reporter Erica Werner, who has been covering the subject extensively, not anytime soon, considering fiscal conservatism, traditionally a trademark of Republicans, has all but been entirely disregarded by the GOP.

Listen to Armstrong & Getty’s full conversation with Werner below to learn more about what the deal, which is proposing a $500 billion increase in government spending, entails.


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