I don't think Washingtonian Republicans should ever have a debate on it because they lose their jobs. We don't elect Washingtonians because we like them. The only people who like them are lobbyist groups. Those lobbyist groups need Omnibus bills and high spending.
I would hate for Washingtonians to emasculate their own power and hurt themselves. They are many things, corrupt, horrible, irresponsible, selfishness on a level not seen...ever, but the idea that they are stupid and will emasculate their own power is not rational. Even for the completely irrational.