Jane Hamsher in a spitting-mad post:
Few [of the liberal Congresspeople who will vote for this deal] will admit they were willing to cast old people into poverty and deny them medical treatment for the sake of Barack Obama’s 2012 election hopes. Post.
That isn't "shared sacrifice," it's asking the poorest, oldest and sickest among us to give up a piece of their meager security in exchange for the wealthy giving up some tip money and the defense industry giving up a couple of points of profit. Post."We are the sacrifice."
I think default might actually be better than this deal.