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At The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes writes of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) recent budget deal: “Now that [the sequester’s] caps have been breached once, they’re bound to be tossed aside again. And the greatest tool for curbing the growth of government in the lifetime of most Americans will be lost.”

Barnes is dead right. Ryan can claim that his deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) preserved most of the sequester. But once those first two years were breached, the odds that all the other years will also be rescinded, skyrocketed. The sequester may not be completely dead, but as Barnes said, “it’s a wounded warrior.”