Tom Brokaw: Very Likely That Obama Will Veto GOP’s Efforts To Extend Bush Tax Cuts
NBC heavy hitters Tom Brokaw and David Gregory stopped by Morning Joe to share some of their thoughts on the deficit negotiations and Brokaw warned that the “fun” is far from over. Brokaw also admitted how impressed he was with the Tea Party’s effect on Washington and concluded “if you want to change Washington, you’ve got to look at the Tea Party model.”
Brokaw assessed the current debt deal:
“No one is happy with this. And by the way, this is not the end of the process, it’s the beginning of the process. This is going to play out for the next year. . . . It’s very likely that when the Republicans want to extend the Bush tax cuts, the President is going to say ‘I’m going to veto that.’ And we’re going to have another showdown come the fall.”
Brokaw noted that the Tea Party stayed disciplined as they got angry and got organized, and as a result, they got a favorable deal. Yet Joe Scarborough wasn’t sure why Nancy Pelosi should convince Democrats in the House to support such a bill when many Tea Party members still plan on voting against it? David Gregory suggested she has no real choice since President Obama has stressed how vital it is now that this deal gets passed, not just for Democrats but for the country.
Watch the clip from MSNBC below:
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