Now, the final bill has a different mix of taxes and spending, and it also has a bit less total spending than the original bill. However, it has more spending in the next two fiscal years. This frankly doesn't seem like a bad tradeoff. All kvetching aside — and I've got a lot of the same kvetches as other liberals — the final bill really doesn't seem substantially worse than the original, and in some respects it's better. Given the realities of the sausage factory, that's not bad.