Who cares about spending right now -- the debt ceiling comes up next month. That's the time to shut him down, not now.
In the mean time, the Bush rates are extended PERMANENTLY for most people, and the death tax is
held off for rich folks and the AMT fixed and indexed, as it should have been in the first place.
Take the deal and run with it. Then SHUT HIM DOWN NEXT MONTH ON THE DEBT CEILING.