So of course, now that an agreement was put in place, Barry's already trashing the group that he helped make the deal with.
First, he was held hostage. Now, it's their bill.
Check out this article from the USA Today, in which Barry says:
"Republicans are going to have to explain to the American people over the next two years how making those tax cuts for the high end permanent squares with their stated desire to start reducing deficits and debt,"
What a classy, classy man. I don't recall the Republicans only wanted tax renewals for the wealthy, and I don't recall them saying that extending unemployment, and the Bush tax cuts were deficit reducers. They are merely a means to not make things worse at this point. Well, extending unemployment just perpetuates laziness, but continuing the tax cuts will stave off a double dip.
Seriously, what is wrong with this guy?
In the last week, he has:
-Maintained the petty name calling against the right.
-Wrote a shitty bill - with Republican support (why can't we just keep the bill as is from before?)
-Been emasculated by Bill Clinton (and big Mo')
-Suffered a major defeat in the health care saga
The bill is simply overall crap. It's the same tax bill from before "with a side of bacon." But at this point it's t-minus 17 days and counting until your taxes go up. At some point, a decision needs to be made on where to go with this.
But it's no wonder Obama brokered this deal in the first place. After all, the unemployment extension is probably the biggest boost we can give the economy.