Here’s Dingy Harry in a statement fairly recently. “We’ve had too much talk the last few days of Republicans as early as this morning, Republican leaders in the Senate saying there will be no revenue. That’s not going to happen. Otherwise, the trigger is going to kick in. The only way we can arrive at a fair arrangement for the American people with this joint committee is to have equal sharing. It’s going to be painful. Each party if they do the right thing, it’s going to be painful for them because to be fair, we have to move forward. There has to be equal spending cuts, there has to be some revenue that matches that,” said Dingy Harry on the floor of the Senate right before voting started on the debt deal.

So the joint committee must include taxes or the trigger will kick in. I was right. And here’s Harry Reid saying, you know, these Republicans saying that they won, there’s no tax increases in the deal, it’s not true. And of course there will be tax increases. Obama just spelled it out. Yeah. On the day we’re supposed to be celebrating spending cuts. I mean that’s the meme, right? The Republican meme is look at what we did, why, we headed them off at the pass, we stopped all these spending cuts, happy days are here again. And out from the Oval Office comes Obama to detail all of his new spending in a campaign speech, all because we didn’t want to get blamed for a phantom default that was never going to happen.

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