I got a kick out of the short piece in U.S. News & World Report by Brad Bannon, More Proof That the Republicans Aren’t Serious About Fiscal Discipline. Brad avoids any sugar coating with statements like the following:
Three weeks ago, GOP Speaker John Boehner walked away from the president’s proposal to reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion. To be fair to the lame duck speaker, Boehner actually accepted the president’s compromise offer before he rejected it. But when the speaker ran back down Pennsylvania Avenue with his tail between his legs after his White House meeting, his boss Rep. Eric Cantor read him the Riot Act and the speaker backed down before the Tea Party caucus backed over him.