In the comments to this NY Times The Caucus blog post about the wonderful budget compromise, FF writes:
Wait -- I thought compromise meant that each sides gets some of whatThat seems about right to me.
they want. So Republicans get nearly $40 billion in spending cuts and
Democrats got... single payer health care? Increased social security
benefits? Tax hikes on the rich? Oh yeah, that's right, they got
nothing, except limiting the scope of the catastrophe. God I'd love to
negotiate with Obama.