Question: What did the GOP get that Democrats opposed in the recent budget deal? Answer: A lift on the 35 year old ban on oil exports. U.S. oil producers may now export all forms of crude oil. Is that really a win though? It looks like pandering to their financial contributors and lobbyists. Answer: Held off on a financial aid package for Puerto Rico that Democrats favored. Looks like the Republicans will give in my the end of March, though. They also blocked a plan by Democrats to allow Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy. Answer: Stopped Nancy Pelosi from ending a ban on government research on gun violence. Pelosi wanted to fund a government research program to probe gun violence. Republicans turned aside her effort. Question: What did the Democrats get in the recent budget deal? Answer: By agreeing to the oil export rider, Democrats insisted that Republican's extend tax credits for things like wind and solar energy. Planned Parenthood is fully funded. Sanctuary Cities are fully funded. No restrictions on Syrian refugees. Child Tax Credit. Program allows for cash payments to low income families amounting to 15% of their earnings above $3,000. So if a single mother earned $18,000 last year she would get a cash payment of 15% of $15,000, or $2,250. New EPA rules on US waterways will take effect that were opposed by farmers, ranchers, and businesses. Speaking of the EPA, the Republicans failed to stop implementation of Obama's new rules on power plant emissions. Democrats blocked all attempts by Republicans to repeal parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill. Republicans failed to add riders to the bill that would affect Obama's executive orders allowing up to 6 million illegal aliens to escape prosecution. Take a look at this list and tell me who won? Now ask yourself--who won the congressional elections of 2014? Who controls the House and the Senate? Why, that would be the Republicans. Yet, they just gave the Democrats almost everything they wanted. What's the point of winning Congress if you're going to lose at the negotiating table? This is an outrage.