Which frankly doesn’t bode well for the deal:
In the face of strong opposition from members of his own party, President Obama says that he’s confident lawmakers will eventually approve a tax cut deal he negotiated with congressional Republicans.
“Keep in mind, we didn’t actually write a bill,” he said. “We put forward a framework. I’m confident that the framework is going to look like the one that we put forward.”
Of course, that confidence has been a bellwether for failure in the past. Take these words before the elections:
“I think the only poll that matters is going to be on November 2nd and I still feel confident that it is a very close race in terms of the House.”
U.S. President Barack Obama met with a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday in the White House on climate and clean energy bill, and said he’s confident they can ” get something done this year.”
We’re forced to hope that the confidence he expressed in passing health care and the stimulus is the confidence that prevails.