My DD’s Jason Williams on the fiscal cliff bullshit:
Republicans don’t find themselves without a specific demand because Vouchercare isn’t on the table, they are in this bind because Vouchercare was only popular with Republicans primarily as a gateway to privatization.
I find it hard to believe the same party that successfully sold trickle-down economics for 3+ decades with little push back from Democrats, or managed to get the very tax cuts being debated now on the table then (as a job creator, no less) is suddenly too timid to bullshit the American populace into getting behind their latest proposal. No. They would praise the genius of toddler’s finger painting if they thought the public would buy it. The reason Republicans can’t make a specific demand now with the White House bluntly asking them to name their price is simple: they haven’t considered it much.
Reform is the white wash, overblown fears of fiscal solvency the excuse, and privatization the thrust. But the goal has always been an end to the social safety net.
Not something you admit to outside of the country club, even if it is the President asking.
Well, now. I think you’re assuming the president doesn’t want the same thing.