Whether you are a follower of Obama (who is now becoming a special brand of DEM), or a Republican .........You must sacrifice your innermost desires to the alter of REALITY. Reid accepted Boehner's compromise package where there was a reasonable cut in spending, with a phoney-baloney "no tax" package. However, the MAESTRO of MENDACITY & HYPOCRISY Obama, in order to get re-elected, had to appease his Far Left Loonies (and, actually, his own ideological heartfelt MARXIST stance). So, true to form, while blatantly lambasting Boehner's & Reid's Plan as being "non-cooperative, 'throw the children & elderly under the bus', rewarding the 'Billionaires & Millionaires, i.e. the Corporate Jet owners, (ignoring the fact that these will simply send their wealth overseas and create jobs overseas) and, thus effectively, basically, taxing ONLY the $250 thousand + category who provide 70% of the jobs here ...... at the last moment........."moved the goal posts" to suit his Lefty Loon Supporters ( and, actually, his own ideological heartfelt MARXIST stance). And, Obambo's, in his best "sincere & super reasonable" campaign rhetorical style is convincing the naive and the ignorant.....as well as being involved in his blatant bribery of his political chronies, unions, "entitlement parasites" and the others in the "something fer nothing" category. If I am reading the Brilliant Stanford University Prof Thomas Sowell correctly, Sowell is under the impression that our MONUMENTAL MARXIST, RACIST, PROTECTOR OF MUSLIMS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FRAUD, OBAMBA has accepted the Boehner/Reid Plan. I may be wrong. Anyways, here is the link to the Brilliant Stanford University Prof Thomas Sowell's analysis: http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2011/07/29/ideals_versus_realities It's 2 pages long.