In a bold strategic move, Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he will try to hold the nation’s economic well-being hostage to save tax-cuts. Sure, why not? What could go wrong? Wait, didn’t they do this last year, threatening the nation’s bond rating and sending panic waves throughout the stock market? Oh, and it’s even a worse idea this year. Steve Benen has the details.
Is this really the best they can do?