For John, BLUF: Are we seeing posturing by the Democrats in Congress or are those Democratic Party Congress Critters willing to "destroy the village to save it"? Nothing to see here; just move along.
If Politico is to be believed, the Tea Party isn't the only speed bump in Congress. We now have the "Cliff Jumpers".
A growing bloc of emboldened liberals say they’re not afraid to watch defense spending get gouged and taxes go up on every American if a budget deal doesn’t satisfy their priorities.Hat tip to the Althouse blog.
Here’s what these progressives fear: an agreement that keeps lower tax rates for the wealthy, hits the social safety net with unpalatable cuts and leaves Pentagon spending unscathed. In other words, they’d rather walk the country off the cliff than watch President Barack Obama cave on long-held liberal priorities.
Regards — Cliff