...and I don't mean sodomy in the fun frolicky sense of the world. What I mean is that they've agree that the deficit will not be "fixed" by raising taxes on the wealthy - whose tax breaks (along with multiple unwinnable and expensive wars & a defence budget that is unspeakably high) caused the deficit to begin with - but rather by cutting social programs & punishing the income-challenged majority of the US population.
But don't worry, they may gut Medicare, Social Security, education and even spending on collapsing infrastructure; Americans may continue to lose their homes to foreclosure at record rates and joblessness may remain stuck at historically high levels - but Israel's annual booty of greater than $3 billion will remain untouched.
The $3.075 billion in aid granted to Israel would remain intact under the 2012 State and Foreign Operations Act, Chairman of the House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee, Rep. Hal Rogers said in a joint statement with Rep. Kay Granger, chairwoman of the foreign operations subcommittee of Appropriations.
At least we know where their priorities lie. (And, for the record, no I don't think it's because the zionists/Jews control America - it's because Israel is a central strategic plank in America's Middle East hegemony and the Middle East remains key in terms of oil and empire).
As for Obama: can we now agree that he's betrayed every hope that was placed on him, except that he would be America's first African-American president?
Obama, U.S. lawmakers strike deal to raise debt ceiling - The Globe and Mail