@D PBI can’t answer for TheTrustedMechanic, but from my perspective it’s not a lie. The original idea came from Congress and Obama wanted to hold them to it. Thus the statetment about the veto. As was also said in the quote there was not supposed an easy way out of compromise. Both the House and Senate painted themselves into a corner. They can’t wait for the paint to dry, so the solution left is the most messy and damaging. The TEA party will get its cuts, but God help us all for they know not what they do.