Originally Posted by alnorth
The republicans spat on a far, far, far, far better deal last year than what they are likely going to get now.
The idiotic tea party decided to gamble on beating Obama and rolled snake-eyes while simultaneously losing 2 more senate seats. They now have zero leverage.
They actually don't have zero leverage. That's only if they think like this. Revenue bills originate in the House—not in the Senate, for good reason. It's the people's house because they have to foot the bill.
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