Those mistakenly celebrating the passage of this awful tax deal should read Jonathan Weisman's latest in the NYT:
Just a few years ago, the tax deal pushed through Congress on Tuesday would have been a Republican fiscal fantasy, a sweeping bill that locks in virtually all of the Bush-era tax cuts, exempts almost all estates from taxation, and enshrines the former president’s credo that dividends and capital gains should be taxed equally and gently.
Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress, including staunch progressives, voted for this deal. Here on the blogs we've even seen name-calling of those who have principled opposition to this tax deal.
Which is a shame. Because if the NYT can tell it like it really is, we should be able to have a meaningful discussion about what's at stake here in the netroots.
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