“I would say … that symbolically, that agreement is moving us to the point where we are having the final interment of John Maynard Keynes,” he said, referring to the British economist. “He normally died in 1946 but it appears we are going to put him to his final rest with this agreement.” – Huffington Post
Some quote, isn’t it? Sen. Durbin said it just before his entertaining colloquy with Sen. McCain, which I saw on C-SPAN and tweeted this afternoon.
Speaker Boehner’s talking points, a few are below:
We’ve got a congressional Committee with powers beyond what any hand picked pack of legislative jackals should have.
Oh, and while cuts are found, Republicans get to play new games to prove Democrats don’t stand for much. Tea Party politics is crazy awful, but they stand for something and can go back to their district with proof.
…and Mitch McConnell, he’s looking awfully smart tonight. So, remember the people who hailed Pres. Obama when Mitch came forward with his devious little idea? We’ll be visiting it a lot between now and 2012.
Nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to.