Today, the “Deal” is being discussed and dissected by politicians and the media! Obama has inferred that the Joint Committee appointed in the “Deal” will consider “revenue enhancers” when it makes its recommendations before Thanksgiving! Pelosi has said “details are important” (even though she cared little about “details” when she pushed Obamacare through the House); and she pledged a “careful review” to “meet with my caucus to see how to proceed” with the proposal. Rep. Paul Tonka (D-NY) said they “we avoided a default” and “an assault on the middle class”has been averted! And the ever opinionated Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) pronounced the deal to be a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich” as she confessed that she had not even read the proposal! It is no wonder that Congress can’t get anything done! A house-cleaning is needed in 2012!
The House and Senate leadership (and Obama) are lobbying their members to make sure this vote passes through Congress. Meanwhile, Lindsay Graham and Michelle Bachmann, both Republicans, say they will not support the deal! And, Mitt Romney has finally “led from behind” stating that he is concerned about the bill! Will this drama ever end? I guess if everyone is pissed off, then it must be the best Congress can do!
P.S. Can anyone tell me what a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich” means?