The news here, amid hyperpartisanship and gridlock, is that there's a deal at all.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have managed a bipartisan compromise to avoid another government shutdown and fund federal programs for the next two years.
The $85 billion deal would cancel half of the sharp spending cuts known as the sequester for the current fiscal year.
Revenue raisers to offset the spending increases include higher security fees for airline passengers, higher premiums for federal insurance for private pensions, reduced payments to student-loan debt collectors and not completely refilling the country's strategic petroleum reserve.
While the agreement has the support of senior House Republicans, Heritage Action, the political arm of the Heritage Foundation, and Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group backed by the conservative Koch brothers, came out against the deal even before it was announced, media report.