Though Franken had harsh words for the president who created the tax cut deal, he was among the 79 Senators to vote for cloture on the plan, helping it move forward to almost assured passage in the Senate today. Franken's reasons for supporting the compromise are similar to the ones Obama has when selling the plan: without the deal, unemployed families would lose their government support, something Franken calls unacceptable. MORE...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Al Franken: "the only thing worse than a bad deal would be no deal at all."
Al Franken (via TPM):