the empirical argument against compromise

Polls suggest that more than 2/3 of the country is worried about the national debt and spending. Let’s see how that translated into policy today.

 

What Democrats wanted:

Extend unemployment benefits Adds to the deficit
Increase taxes on the wealthy Subtracts from the deficit

What Republicans wanted:

Stop unemployment benefits Subtracts from the deficit
Keep tax breaks for the wealthy Adds to the deficit

What we are getting:

Extend unemployment benefits Adds to the deficit
Keep tax breaks for the wealthy Adds to the deficit

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