This is really sad and pathetic. I can only guess they have struck such a bad deal because they negotiated from a position of fear. You never get a good deal when you are negotiating because you are scared.
The Senate Budget Committee is sending around an email pointing out some of the horrors of the Gang of Six's gangrene plan.
Consider this: Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo, and Tom Coburn agreed to raise capital gains taxes from 15% to 28%.
Likewise, employers would no longer get a wage credit for keeping activated military reservists on the job.