Will Republicans get the blame ? They will get most of it....They have too many "safe" districts to lose control of the House for the next few election cycles though. This week's mess is just a preview of coming attractions as the Republicans who are in those safe districts, remain steadfastly opposed to anything Obama wants to do. Gridlock is here to stay, and as they flex their muscles in opposition, the country will pay the price.The blame will be placed on the Republicans (check the polls), and no amount of Tea Party rallies will save their jobs past the primaries. The GOP is destroying itself, albeit more slowly than the working man deserves.
One thing NOT in the bill passed last night was an extension of the payroll tax cut. This tax cut was targeted to the working poor. The party who loves tax cuts HATED this one and not a single Republican lamented it's end as they fought tooth and nail to protect tax cuts for those making over 250K. IF the voting public, the VAST majority of which (as opposed to the Republican contributors of this thread ) will never earn 250K in three years, gave this a little thought before voting, the tax burden might just shift to those who can best afford to shoulder it.