Of course it is, but they don't care. They got what they wanted. They can claim victory that they raised taxes on those eeeeeeevil, greedy, selfish rich people and therefore they did their job. And as long as folks get their government goodies, why should they worry their little empty heads about national solvency? They figure we'll survive long enough that they will get all of theirs. And they've been brainwashed that all those who get hurt deserve that. It's a win-win-win for the Democrats. If the House nixes the deal, its the terrible, selfish, all-for-the-rich Republicans who get the blame for any government failure. If the House agrees to the deal, they are the ones who caved and backstabbed the people who elected them. Yep. Win-win-win for the Democrats any way you look at it.