Got to love this. The loony liberals over at Daily Kos are frothing at the mouth because their socialist utopia is crashing in a heap, and there is nothing that can be done to stop it.
“On the upside, the President's tax cut deal provides 13 months of unemployment insurance benefits, extends middle-class tax cuts, delivers targeted tax incentives for increased business spending including in the energy sector, and adds on top of that $120 billion in temporary tax cuts that are sure to have a stimulative effect.
On the downside, Republicans refused to allow the tax cut deal to go forward without continuing the irresponsible Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, including an egregious slashing of the estate tax. And there are serious questions about whether the Social Security payroll tax cut will ultimately jeopardize Social Security.
But now, whether you thought it was the best of a bad situation and a necessary evil or if you thought it was a bad deal worth fighting to the end, it's about to become law, having passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a 277-148 vote just before midnight eastern time."
Interest comments to boot:
-This POS is directly from Obama.
-No one else is responsible for selling out America
-Obama is the one.
-Someone keep a close eye on BO!
-The debt ceiling is the hostage
-The debt ceiling increase will be fun
-Do you mean if people blamed Republicans for the Senatorial clusterf*ck we live with the answer might be to move left? Now that's a novel idea.
-Moving to right loses us elections.
-Obama is on Boehner's side. If he wanted to oppose him, he would have done so. He's had two years to lay out an alternative vision, two years to hold the Republicans accountable. Instead, he shat on the left and resuscitated the GOP. As a Democrat, Obama is an epic failure.
-Whatever it is... ..they know they have a willing enabler in the White House.
-This is now the Obama/McConnell tax cut for the wealthy
-Reid couldn't get votes after Obama scuttled everything by going public with his desire to compromise with the Repigs
-Now losing is winning. Time for a new party where winning is winning.
-Of course folks care about poor people. Like the 99ers. And the rest of non millionaires once this irresponsible tax package reeks havok of the economy. Sorry that I don't see a 13 month boost for a small % of people as worth the long term devestation for all..
-The omnibus budget bill is now being held hostage. And the Dems have....blinked
-Obama being attacked from his own side and the left fragmenting as it's doing at the moment is not good for the country
-I have no personal agenda for Obama but i've got tired of the nonsense on here this last few weeks making him out to be the enemy
-Are you referring to Obama? He has replaced the American flag on the white house with a white flag of surrender.
-This bill is BUSH*T !
-No it is OBAMASH*T
-Which Hostage will Obama give the GOP
-We are so fu*ked
-They are the "Obama Tax Cuts" effective January 1.
-Get out your pitchforks
-Goodbye Mr. Obama No way he gets re-elected now. He's sealed his fate. This is complete bullsh*t, and it's not going to get either refought or fixed in 2012.
-Wall Street still rich, and white rednecks are still angry at the black man in office? Support Obama all you want. I'm not anymore!
-Right now? I'd take "Noted Weather Vane" Mitt Romney over Barack "F*ck the Base" Obama.
-It's a disgusting how Candidate Obama atrophied into this centrist blob who doesn't want to fight for Democratic principles
-You are blind to the truth, and the Judgment Day is coming for Barack Obama. And it will be ugly
There is SOOOOOOOOOOO much more. Check it out.