Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) has slammed the debt ceiling deal reached between the White House, House Republicans and Senate Democrats. "This deal is a sugar-coated satan sandwich."
"If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see," the congressman told MSNBC’s Chris Jansing. "What you see is antithetical to everything the great religions of the world teach. Which is take care of the poor, take of the aged."
The New York Times calls the solution a "terrible deal". The $2.5 trillion in spending cuts "will hurt programs for the middle class and poor, and hinder an economic recovery.
Nobel Prize winning progressive economist Paul Krugman adds: The bill "is a disaster, and not just for President Obama and his party. It will damage an already depressed economy."
It's good to see that the CBC and progressives are standing up for the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. Watch the clip AFTER THE JUMP ...