Those in the Democratic leadership having been crying about how "painful" these cuts would be, and that normally they wouldn't vote for them; but that they (meaning us) would have to "compromise" - - - because it's the responsible thing to do for the country and the economy.
WHO'S ECONOMY? WHO'S COMPROMISE? WHO'S SHARED SACRIFICE? WHO'S DAMN COUNTRY?
How "painful" is it really for the Democratic leadership, unless of course, they mean not getting re-elected. But how much MORE painful would it be for ordinary Americans who don't earn a congressional salary of $174,000 a year?
What "compromises" are those in the Democratic leadership really making on our behave? Do they have to take a cut in their pay or healthcare? Are they saving the country from default for the unemployed without raising taxes on the very rich, just so that those on Social Security can learn to live on much less - - - after they've already been getting screwed over on COLAs for the last several years?
What pain and sacrifice do the Democratic leaders have to make for "our own good"? Everybody is saying the polls support a "compromise". A compromise? Or a sacrifice? It's a sacrifice of the poor, the sick, and the elderly - - - which is a nice way to say that it's more pain and suffering for those who have already did most of the suffering and sacrificing. THEY are the one who've be doing most of ALL the "compromising" already. They are the ONLY ONES who will have "compromised" to make this "grand deal" be workable for the Democratic leadership.
What did Harry Reid or Obama compromise? What are they sacrificing? How have they suffered? How will cuts in Social Security and Medicare hurt them? Who the hell are they kidding?
As usual. it's the poor, the disabled, the elderly, the veterans, the sick, and the down-trodden who are not being represented in democracy - - - and as usual, it is THEY who must do all the suffering...to be sacrificed for the sake of the whole heard.
For those who are still middle-class and the very wealthy, they don't even notice if somebody in Washington farts, so long as THEY'RE not affected... why should THEY even care?