Bruce Mirken of the Greenlining Institute applauds Committee members who refused to accept a bad deal:
Ordinary Americans should breathe a sigh of relief because we dodged a bullet,” said Greenlining Institute General Counsel Samuel S. Kang. “The committee was looking at cuts to vital programs for the elderly and other vulnerable Americans while doing next to nothing about the unfairness in our tax code. Any deal they could have reached would have been bad for everyone but the super-rich.
I don’t think it is a coincidence that Tucker’s cartoon above includes only six turkeys whereas the committee has 12 members. Perhaps the voices shouting “but what about the deficit?” and “what about jobs?” come from the other 6 who held the high ground … OK, relatively high ground … well at least the other six weren’t digging deeper.
– Iron Filing