A you-scratch-my-back, I’ll-scratch-yours budget

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Opinion

July 25, 2019 - 9:51 AM

It wasn’t exactly compromise — because that involves give and take — but a close second, corroboration, in getting a proposed federal budget one step closer this week.

Legislators on both sides of the political aisle refused to raise a stink about the others’ pet projects; for Republicans it’s predictably defense spending, and for Democrats, domestic programs.

Instead of duking it out, the two sides just agreed to spend more.

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