… over taxes, of course. They don’t want any new ones.
This could have been reported some months back when the Super Committee was first appointed, because gridlock was a sure thing from the beginning. As in the old joke about the poisonous spider, it’s what Republicans are; it’s what Republicans do. This is why the Super Committee, a construct of dubious constitutionality anyway, was a bad idea in the first place. This outcome was inevitable. Democrats on the committee should simply allow it to fail; consequences probably could not be worse than any deal they might be able to strike now.
I can’t wait to see Republicans take power in 2012. At that point, taxes THEY pass will become the best thing since sliced bread. Just you wait.