The stupid party: The Ryan budget deal includes a provision that limits the ability of the Senate minority to block tax increases.
The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats’ budget that voids senators’ ability to raise a budget “point of order” against replacing the sequester cuts with tax increases. The process is quite complicated, but in practice it grants Harry Reid the authority to send tax increases to the House with a bare majority, rather than the 60-vote threshold that would be required under a point of order.
In other words, another example of a Republican getting hosed in negotiations.
Though I have read several conservative reports about this deal that outline some of its positive benefits, on the whole it appears to be another defeat for the right.