Please Congress, Can I Have Some More?
prospect.org — To liberals, conservatives walked away from the debt-limit crisis on Tuesday with a killer deal. In exchange for lifting the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion, they received $1 trillion in immediate spending guts, with the promise of at least $1.2 trillion more come December. In Congress, House Progressive Caucus co-chair Raul Grijalva typified the left’s reaction to the agreement: “This deal trades people’s livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable right-wing radicals.”
Conservatives, however, aren’t so sure it was a touchdown.