Well, you get what you don't pay for.
Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog. www.taxpayer.net
The $1.1 trillion spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year moved through Congress in a flash.
Diffusing the threat of an immediate default and reopening the government gave Congress another chance to do not what's easy, but what's right.
We wouldn't be at this point if Congress had done its job over the last several months.
Our nation needs — and deserves — a legislature that works.
House Republicans snipped SNAP out of the Farm Bill and rubber-stamped farm subsidies in a stealth operation.