After much bickering back and forth over the Bush era tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year, President Obama announced this week that a deal had been made between the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. On Tuesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart, " like the House Democrats, had a lot to say about Obama's compromise and what it means for the future.
Stewart has been talking for weeks about the GOP holding out on Democratic initiatives until they agree to extend tax cuts for those making over $250,000 a year. Now that a compromise has been made, he wondered which side had really won? Would there be lower taxes and less spending, or higher taxes and more spending?
When Obama announced that the tax cuts would be extended for everyone including those making over $250,000 AND that unemployment insurance would be extended for 13 months, Stewart was baffled. He even compared the compromise to the worst diet plan ever:
"And the winner is: lower taxes and more spending? That wasn't an option!" Stewart said. "That's like saying 'Hey, you know how we're all going to get in shape after New Year's? Laziness and bacon."
For more, Stewart turned to John Oliver, who had an oddly sexual metaphor for the how the tax cuts would affect the country. Let's just say he makes trickle down economics sound way dirtier than it already does.