Speaking of everything being fucking awful…


I see the Democrats are doing their usual shit of selling out to corporate interests at the expense of science, clean renewable energy, and the middle class and poor people:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached a compromise with House Republicans on a package of tax breaks that would permanently extend relief for big multinational corporations without providing breaks for middle or lower-income families, individuals with knowledge of the deal tell ThinkProgress.

Under the terms of the $444 billion agreement, lawmakers would phase out all tax breaks for clean energy and wind energy but would maintain fossil fuel subsidies. Expanded eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit would also end in 2017, even though the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that allowing the provisions to expire would push “16 million people in low-income working families, including 8 million children into — or deeper into — poverty.” The proposal would help students pay for college by making permanent the American Permanent Opportunity Tax Credit, a Democratic priority.

Meanwhile, two-thirds of the package would make permanent tax provisions that are intended to help businesses, including a research and development credit, small business expensing, and a reduction in the S-Corp recognition period for built-in gains tax.

The costs of the package will not be offset.

You know, as much as I despise the Republican party’s agenda, I will say to their credit that they at least HAVE an agenda and that their response to a bad election cycle isn’t to fucking give up.

So note to Democrats, if you give voters the choice between Republicans and ‘we’re mostly Republicans too’, they’re not going to choose you.

At least the president has promised to veto this atrocity.

Seriously, I’m going back to bed.

(h/t John Cole)

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