I still think it’s a decent deal (obviously, there are some holes in the plan), and the fury directed against him seems to have more to do with the cumulative effects of his ongoing political strategy — or lack thereof. (Hey, don’t look at me, I voted for Clinton!)
Now that I know he was following Peter Orzag’s blueprint, I’m very wary of what he might do yet.
But we do have a lot fewer suicidal jobless people with this deal. That should be worth something.