Gil Scott Heron was wrong: The revolution will be televised. House Democrats’ revolt against President Barack Obama’s tax-cut deal is generating wall-to-wall TV coverage.
In a nonbinding resolution, the House Democratic Caucus voted to reject the tax compromise. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the proposed tax deal will not make it to the House floor without changes:
In the Caucus today, House Democrats supported a resolution to reject the Senate Republican tax provisions as currently written. We will continue discussions with the President and our Democratic and Republican colleagues in the days ahead to improve the proposal before it comes to the House floor for a vote.
Democratic priorities remain clear: to provide a tax cut for working families, to create jobs and economic growth, to assist millions of our fellow Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and to do this in a fiscally sound way.
For progressives and gleeful Republicans, it’s must-see TV.