I don’t precisely disagree with Michael Gerson, here:
The budget agreement was passed by the House precisely because it was small — small in its discretionary spending increases, in its entitlement adjustments and in controversial ideological content. It was not a precedent for grand compromises on immigration or tax reform. We are seeing a truce in the budget wars, not the emergence of a centrist governing coalition.
…I just don’t share his mild despair at the sight of a “political class exhausted by minimal exertions.” I’m pleased that they’re not doing anything, largely because when our political class does things they’re usually either the wrong things, or the right things done poorly*. Sure, I’d like them to start doing the right thing, properly – but I’ll settle for them not doing anything at all.
Because I could use a breather, myself. We all could.
*What about wrong things done poorly? Well, I’m sure that you don’t want to read yet another post on Obamacare.