1394038001000-obama-2015-budgetU.S. House Republican leaders this week hailed a proposed budget agreement they claim will balance the budget in ten years.

But behind the scenes those Republican leaders are working with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to end spending limits required under sequestration, the Washington Examiner reports Thursday.

The deal would increase federal spending.

The budget sequestration deal approved in 2011 requires a $1 trillion reduction in federal spending over ten years.

At the time House Republicans claimed the agreement was a victory for fiscal conservatism.  Behind the scenes, they knew it could be repealed at any time.

Four years later House Republicans claim the limits are unworkable and prevent them from reaching a budget agreement with Obama and Democrats.

“The numbers we are having to appropriate to, I’m not sure we can pass these bills,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) tells the Examiner. “It’s going to be tough.”

Tea Party conservatives and libertarians have been shoved aside by Boehner as House GOP leaders are working with the White House and Senate Democrats to pass several spending bills under the sequestration limits, and then pass the remaining departmental budgets in an omnibus bill that repeals spending caps.

They will reportedly bring budget bills to the House floor and intentionally kill them in order to bring the government closer to a shutdown, building pressure on members of Congress to scrap spending limits.

The deal is structured like past budget deals, in which Republicans agree to increase spending in exchange for votes to cut entitlement programs.

Rogers explained the deal to the .

“I think there’s a deal to be had between the White House and the House and Senate leadership, to give some relief from sequestration and perhaps some other things like reforms to entitlements and taxes.”

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters earlier this month that he also endorses the idea of finding a deal to get rid of the sequester.

In each case Republican leaders approved the deal, knowing the spending increases will pass, while the spending cuts are voted down.  That allows them to blame Democrats for spending increases they drafted.

This time many House Republicans say they will vote for the Boehner deal because of language allowing the Senate to repeal Obamacare with 51 votes instead of 60.

But that provision is ultimately pointless, as Obama will veto the legislation anyway. Obama is term-limited, so the veto cannot be used against him.

Even worse, the Boehner deal allows vulnerable Senate Democrats to vote for an Obamacare repeal knowing they aren’t actually repealing it.  That ultimately gives Senate Democrats cover when running for re-election.

In the end the Boehner deal means Republicans will once again have surrendered spending limits without gaining anything in return.