Honestly, is there anything more useless than “moderate” Dems:
President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan–complete with tax increases on the wealthiest Americans–won high marks from his liberal base encouraged to see Obama back in fighting mode, but the plan is set to hit a brick wall in Congress — even in the Democratically controlled Senate and the bipartisan super committee.
Moderate Senate Democrats are signaling strong resistance to tax increases in the President’s deficit-reduction plan, and the early disapproval within his own party will no doubt give Republicans on the deficit super committee plenty of cover to block any and all revenue-raising aspects of Obama’s plan.
They’ll bellyache and wail and moan about the deficit, but any balanced attempt to deal with it is strangled in the crib by the money party. When you hear austerity, what they mean is “the poor people must suffer.”