Obama Seeking Aid for Jobless in Any Deal on Tax Cuts
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is holding out for an extension of unemployment assistance and of a variety of expiring tax breaks for low-wage and middle-income workers as part of a deal with Congressional Republicans to extend all the Bush-era tax cuts.
But it is unclear how much leverage the White House has in the tax negotiations, given the drubbing Democrats took in the midterm elections, the tight Congressional calendar and a threat by Senate Republicans to block any legislation until the tax fight is resolved.
It is ironic that my biggest complaint about an Obama Presidency has turned out to be my favorite thing about him.
He’s an incompetent ass.