Letter: The show will go on
Re “Shaheen is working hard” (Monitor letter, Jan. 3):
This shameless political statement by a Democratic national committeeman misses a couple of key points: None of the members of Congress would have been called away from their families if they had done their jobs: taking care of the country instead of their party’s agenda.
Democrats embraced the political brinksmanship as much if not more than the Republicans. All they had to do was hang in there until the “no tax increase” party realized that to not roll over and allow increased taxes on the wealthy without any spending control would allow the hugest tax increase in history on everyone.
This Democratic “victory” really means that they are on the spot to make concessions on spending to include entitlements in the next round. Let’s see who the party of “no” is in the coming debates. Then we will see how hard the Democrats are willing to work. My bet is that the congressional show will go on, which would be disgusting. But no surprise.