I rant a bit (alright a great deal) about the supposed notion of fiscal restraint and fiscal discipline in the U.S. today.
Just a short rant about the deficit situation from the latest Washington deal.
While I have yet to read the budget document in its entirety I think people are short-changeing the strategic aspects to budget announcements. I include a typical news article below. Offering up a particular suggestion for direction and then being willing to give on some aspects likely gets you back where you wanted to be originally.