They say that in a true compromise, neither party really walks away happy, and that much may certainly be true with Democrats and Republicans as they prepare to vote on a compromise plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. And although the last minute compromise was agreed to by President Obama, members of his own party are voicing their disapproval.
In fact, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver even went so far as to call the debt deal a “sugar coated Satan sandwich.” In tow is the ever-vocal Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who says she and fellow Democrats will "read the entire" bill to determine whether it provides "justice for all, or justice for a few."
Jackson Lee, who is worried about the bill's entitlement cuts, said her job as a Democrat is to nurture her "values" -- values she alleges help people who are dependent on entitlements and are "hurting out there."
The Congresswoman said Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security "aren't ugly words," but are rather "attractive meals to put in front of people.”
To boot, Jackson Lee vowed to read the entire compromise plan before voting, stating “I’m going to say it publicly on national television: we’re going to read this document, this unknown entity, and we’re going to understand it before we vote for it.”
Regarding Obama's promise that there will not be substantial cuts made to entitlement programs, Jackson Lee said she believes the president and "knows his heart."
"I recognize that we’re eating some sandwiches we don’t like, but I believe his support is for these basic necessities for the American people,” Lee told Fox News. “I’m not happy right now, but I’m going to be an unhappy warrior and be a part of the solution if I can.”
You can watch the Congresswoman's remarks below:
(H/T: Fox News Insider)