Republicans and Democrats alike gloated over the three month deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
But dig a little deeper, and the "compromise" reads like an Enabling Act, ceding more power to the president on debt matters.
Everyone was all oozy-woozy praising Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his hand in crafting the deal.
Wasn't until a few hours later that we learn the deal includes $2 Billion for Kentucky to upgrade a damn dam - apparently to help woo McConnell's hand in bring the overall plan to the floor.
Congress will be back fussing over the budget again by January or February.
But America will be a little weaker, a little more poor. While the president will have even more power.
Can kicking has a price. Long term, it can't end well.
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