They're like a certain physiologist's dogs. Ring a bell and they cut taxes.
The deal struck by Democrats and Republicans on Monday to end a brief government shutdown contains $31 billion in tax cuts … [which] are not offset by any spending cuts or tax increases, and thus will add to a federal budget deficit that is already projected to increase rapidly as last year’s mammoth new tax law takes effect.
And here we thought they just wanted the government reopened. One would think Pavlov would have better conditioned us, too.