This Bill provides excellent long term budgetary planning. It reduces spending on the overseas contingency to $0 in 10 years (I.102.22), cuts healthcare short term healthcare expenses but maintains reasonable long term levels (I.102.11), and closes over One Trillion Dollars [$1,000,000,000,000] in tax loopholes on the wealthy to increase revenue without raising taxes on anyone (VIII.804.A.2-4). It also sets the stage for tax code reform to make the system simpler and more efficient (VIII.804.A.1,5).
However, the bill has a few questions to answer. There are slight but ethically questionable cuts to Veterans benefits between the 2016 and 2017 Fiscal Years (I.102.15). The budget for transportation nearly doubles from the 2016 to the 2017 Fiscal Year (I.102.8). When both those provisions are either addressed and justified,or amended I will feel 100% confident in this resolution.
Overall, this is an excellent resolution and should be passed by the Senate.