"We get the politics we deserve".  

This week in Washington, lawmakers are working on a budget deal that both increases the debt limit and completely ignores the fact that our the federal government is spending more than it takes in.  

"It's frustrating," says Jack Armstrong.  "At what point does anybody say, 'we'll lock ourselves in a room until we figure it out?'"  

Added Joe Getty, "this is gonna hurt, but we have to deal with it." 

Helping illustrate the point that fiscal conservatism is dead in DC , Washington Post Reporter Erica Werner joined A&G to talk about the mindset of our lawmakers while they work on a budget deal.   

Read more of Erica's coverage in The WaPo here