Obama’s petulance spoils a deal for the quacks on the Hill オバマのかんしゃくで連邦議会のドタバタ収まらず
Obama’s petulance spoils a deal for the quacks on the Hill
The noisy quacking of the lame ducks out to despoil the grass on Capitol Hill had convinced most Washington insiders that Congress would dutifully pass what are called “tax extenders” and then go home. “Tax extenders” are legislative provisions providing more than four dozen tax breaks and special treatment to a variety of groups and industries, whose clever lobbyists have always persuaded Congress that the very future of the republic and everyone who lives in it depends on their clients getting special breaks at the expense of everyone else. The wonder is that the republic has lasted so long.
There was even hope among the lobbyists that this time Congress would make most of the special deals permanent, rather than simply “extending” as in recent years.