There's no 'deal in progress'...what a joke. What is in progress is a sell-out of the American people and the American Republic. It's pitiful to watch the 'learned commentators' on Townhall attempt to journalistically 'outdo' themselves in elaborate use of verbs and adjectives to describe 'the Emperor's New Clothes'. CUT SPENDING. REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT. PAYDOWN THE DEFICIT.... something these political actors have NO intention of doing.