President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a deal with Republicans on the budget that averted a government shutdown while fending off some of the biggest attacks on women and the environment. But shockingly, Speaker Boehner emerged from the negotiations with billions more in cuts than he initially asked for.
There is no way to describe the Democrats' disastrous negotiating strategy other than one of appeasement.
In effect, the Republicans took hostages and, in response, Democratic leadership agreed to pay a very high ransom.
As a result, Republicans are newly emboldened. And they have already boasted about the price they will exact from Democrats in the coming fights over the 2012 budget and the debt ceiling.
I just signed a petition telling President Obama to stop caving to hostage takers, make a stand on the debt ceiling and take Medicare off the table. I hope you'll sign it too.
You can find out more and take action at the link below.
Credo Action - Hands Off Medicare ! !