Earl Blumenauer was the only Oregon Representative to vote against the budget compromise deal that averted government shutdown last night, one of only 70 legislators who voted against the last minute deal.
Blumenauer posted his reasoning on his site and all I can say is, "Yes." This is exactly how I feel:
“As negotiations have gone forward, it is clear that the difference between the two parties over government spending is now very small. Democrats have already agreed to more spending cuts than Republicans initially demanded...
“It is clear that my Republican colleagues are not as interested in reducing spending as they are in advancing an extreme agenda. Indeed, Republicans appear willing to shut down the government because they want to dictate their ideology regarding women’s health issues and environmental protections."