I've already seen my Twitter and Facebook feeds overwhelmed with cries of "Democrats caved again!" from my progressive friends. And I also note with some irony more than a few of them whining about Democrats "caving" had also proclaimed they were sitting out the 2010 midterm elections. Sitting out those midterms are why we have a Congress passing this crap in the first place.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate voted on Saturday to extend a payroll tax cut for two months in legislation that also attempts to force President Barack Obama to approve construction of an oil pipeline.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed the legislation by a vote of 89-10. It is expected to be voted on by the House of Representatives next week, and if approved, will then go to Obama for his signature.
The measure also would extend long-term unemployment benefits for another two months.