"Those defending the status quo deal-making say Americans who are concerned about debt and spending should take half a loaf now and go back for the second half later. Nonsense! This deal is a win for big spenders and leaves conservatives with little more than crumbs."
In the end, this budget does not balance and never will, relies on another set of punitive tax hikes, and yet again features more new spending. Was this budget worth the wait?
– Alison Fraser, Director, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies