Look, I don't like tonight's deal. It's...bad.
But let's not forget what else the sequester cut. It didn't just cut defense spending. It cut virtually all "discretionary domestic spending". It left the doc fix unfixed -- which would have killed Medicaid by cutting payments to physicians by 27%. NASA, NSF, anything not involved in killing people? Yeah, no, gone.
So before you lose it too terribly much, remember that there was a lot that we did get. Is it a good deal? Not in my opinion. Was it wise to take it anyway? You know, I really don't know. It isn't obvious, bad as this deal is.