Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a lame-duck Speaker John Boehner have once again linked arms with a lame-duck President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to extend Washington’s failed spending policies another two years.
This is not a “grand bargain” or negotiation—it is complete and utter surrender.
John Boehner’s golden parachute will certainly cement his legacy, but it is a slap in the face to conservatives who rose up across the country in 2014 on a promise that we would stop the disastrous runaway spending and debt in Washington. We now have a GOP Congress, but no one watching this budget surrender would know it.
For anyone wondering about the source of the American people’s volcanic frustration with Washington, one need look no farther than so-called “Republican” majorities in both houses of Congress increasing the budget and our debt by more than $400 billion.