...of a "reduction" in spending (really just a reduction in spending INCREASES) in "out years," while taxes are always increased immediately if not sooner (see above).
The Republicans would have been "blamed" for this "impasse." So what? The Democrats will always have the MSM on their side. Why continue to play their "rope-a-dope?"
The notion they "had to do something to move the process forward" is just asinine.