The irrelevant Republicans

Apparently we’ve reached the point where Republicans aren’t even pretending to slow down the rapid increase of central government expansion:

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.

Needless to say, this will not fix anything.  And the distance with which the can is kicked down the road keeps getting shorter and shorter.