How is it that every reputable poll agrees that a majority of Independents, Democrats, even Republicans believe we should cut the federal budget AND raise taxes on the rich but that no plan to do that now appears able to pass the Congress?
Unbelievable. The scripting of this high stakes drama between House Speaker John Boehner balancing the White House on one side and the never compromise, never surrender Tea Party on the other keeps getting better and better.
In slapping away the President's outstretched hand, the GOP seems to be in the grip of not one but two mass delusions. The first is that Americans are groaning under crushing tax burdens. The second delusion is that failing to raise the debt ceiling might have no repercussions.