OK, they’ve got their agreement. Over the cliff it is! Senate bill passes the House; lots of ridiculous pork; massive tax hikes.
I’m inclined to think it’s as good as it could have gotten. The GOP will take blame in ’14 for violating anti-tax pledges, but MSM has made the mistake of hyping how Republicans would sacrifice the economy if they didn’t raise taxes. Now the GOP can reasonably say, we couldn’t stop it. So here’s Obama’s economy. You want something different, vote us in.
It still may not work. Recently saw a poll saying a majority of Americans blame Bush for the state of the economy today. It may be that we can make it to ’16 with everything still being the Republicans’ fault. Or maybe ’20 or ’24. It worked for FDR.