Cheesebrough-Ponds, makers of Vaseline, are set to become rich after the latest screwing of the American taxpayers by the current Congress. So grab your ankles and get prepared for it America. Some pundits are saying that we got the best we could get, things being what they are in the Beltway. I call Bullshit on that one.
The American people set a new trend in the 2010 elections by voting Conservative members into the House of Representatives, but unfortunately, some of the old guard still got re-elected. Pundits from all the mainstream media outlets are lauding the old guard as calming voices in the current debate over the deficit and excessive spending in D.C.
From Stacy McCain, we have this report;
The outlines of the Neither Fish Nor Fowl Bipartisan Sellout Compromise Act of 2011 are coming into focus, and the Senate Republican leader is cautious:
McConnell said he is “very very close to being able . . . to recommend to my members that this is something that they ought to support.”
“You’ll see that this is a process that could get him (President Obama) past the election. We’re working on the combinations that will get us there,” McConnell said. “I’m particularly appreciative that we’re now back talking to the only person in America who can sign something into law and that’s the president of the United States.”
Getting Senate approval for a compromise plan will likely be much easier than getting such a deal through the House, as I explain at The American Spectator:
How many Republican votes can House Speaker John Boehner deliver for a compromise that abandons principles that were seen as essential to conservatives, when he could just barely get 218 votes for his own bill Friday? And if Boehner can’t deliver a majority for the compromise deal, can Nancy Pelosi produce any Democrat votes at all, considering that zero Democrats voted for Boehner’s bill?
If this deal does go through, the biggest loser will be Harry Reid, as Professor William Jacobson says: “We don’t know all the details of the negotiations between Mitch McConnell and the White House which apparently are closing in on an agreement, but one thing is clear, Harry Reid has become a sideshow.”
There’s always more room under Obama’s bus, isn’t there?
Update; Linked at The Other McCain where he says I missed a great opportunity to make some moolah. Thanks.