reconciliation means a budget bill can be passed with just a majority vote. the republicans had control of all three branches of government in trump's first two years. do you think it's more lip service that they are the party of fiscal restraint? in fact, if you look at the last forty or fifty years, the deficit went down more during democratic presidents than republican. probably because republicans can get democrats to agree on some restraint, but repubilcans don't want to be retaliated against for restraint when they are in charge.
republicans don't have a lot going for em. if they dont have the fiscal restraint thing, it's a pretty bad situation.