Originally Posted By: six_of_one
you're assuming the House will act with reason, which it has demonstrated as late as this afternoon it is disinclined to do.

They will be acting out of survival! All politics is local. Each representative is going to get an earful from their constituents who will demand they vote to give them back their "Bush tax cuts for the middle-class" and their unemployment benefits . actually it's unemployment insurance that they've already paid for.

Wall Street will not be happy campers either. They can't blame the President for this.

You can bet the President will be using his megaphone to keep the focus of everyone's pain centered on their republican representatives.