Yesterday, according to President Obama, ‘the middle-class tax cuts were being held hostage [by the GOP] to the high-end tax cuts’.
Today, as he sends Biden out to muscle House Dems into ramming through the compromised tax bill, it’s Obama who’s holding the middle-class tax cuts hostage — and the extension of unemployment benefits to boot.
I mean, is there any other way to interpret this turn of events? Because look — it may well be that this is the best deal we can get this late in the game in a lame duck session. Fine. Shit sandwich at table 3, please. But I’m getting pretty sick of hearing from people, in so many shapes and forms, that those of us who are goddamn pissed off at this turn of events don’t give a shit about all the people whose UI is running out.
That’s hostage-taking, too — and people need to STFU about it.