Meet the new boss, same as the old boss:
Washington wants to spend more.
Just four years ago, the nation’s rapidly expanding debt was seen as Washington’s No. 1 crisis.
When House Republicans took the majority in 2011, they made it their overarching mission to rein in spending. Together with the White House, they agreed to limit spending for the next decade by the use of budget caps.
Now those spending ceilings are unpopular with members of both parties.
Pressure to break them is coming from all sides, and building.
“We’re living with just really low numbers without any wiggle room, any flexibility,” Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), one appropriations subcommittee chairwoman, told The Hill.
Awww. No wiggle room at all, poor babies. Tell me again how I'm supposed to vote for Republicans if I want to reduce the debt and trim the government to a reasonable size.