WAPO’s Greg Sargent Just Delighted Over Union Control In Fiscal Cliff Talks
Are you worried about America going over the fiscal cliff?
Greg Sargent of the Washington Post sure isn’t.
Know why? Because the big fat corrupt unions are in control.
Reasons to be encouraged about fiscal cliff’s endgame
Now this is encouraging. I’m told that representatives of major unions and progressive groups met privately this morning with senior Obama administration officials at the White House — and were pleased with what they heard.
Things can always change at a moment’s notice. But attendees at this meeting came away convinced — for now — that the White House firmly believes it has the leverage in the fiscal cliff talks, and has no intention of budging on the demand for higher tax rates from the rich or on other core priorities.
Indeed, one person at the meeting — which included people from the AFLCIO, AFSCME, SEIU, MoveOn and others — came away convinced that the White House would ultimately prove willing to go over the fiscal cliff if necessary, rather than give ground on core demands, though this is not by any means a desired option and isn’t being discussed as a strategic possibility.
I, for one, am completely relieved.
For a second there it looked like the taxpayers were going to have a say.