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  •  this will end up trashing some programs (0+ / 0-)

    My guess is they'll demand the death of Head Start, which is a very good somewhat inefficient target because it's poor kids who aren't usually white. Obama didn't cave on that last time but we'll see how he wants to spin "grand bargain". Defense is untouchable in this country until some enterprising coalition figures out how to shift the munitions payouts over to solar and infrastructure. However, in a grand bargain scenario, maybe some Defense cuts can be made with Hagel / Obama / Reid / Pelosi figuring out how to punish the teacaucus with geographically targeted pain.

    There's also my preferred "completely humiliating defeat from Boehner's point of view" scenario which is all phoney revenue, no more debt limit hostage taking and on to the budget battles where Pelosi and Reid rout their whole caucus.

    They wanted the final showdown with the New Deal. Let's hope the New Deal wins.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:18:31 AM PST

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