Now Jeb Hensarling wants Democrats offer up some Medicare cuts in exchange for tax revenues. It seems awfully convenient, doesn’t it? Republicans get to keep low taxes for rich people, weaken the social safety net and cut a bunch of ads blaming Democrats for higher taxes and less Medicare (though not in the same ad, lest it give the wrong impression). Democrats should tell them to piss off and eat the trigger. It will hurt (as intended) but a hundred times less than the ridiculous ‘deal’ that is on the table now.
And let the goddamn tax cuts expire already. At least put them on the table and make the GOP give something up if it wants to keep them so bad.