Firing Squad

Dems Point Fingers Over Tax-Cut Deal

The White House response to liberal dissatisfaction with the tax-cut deal: Why didn’t you do something about it? "We wanted a fight, the House didn't throw a punch,” a senior White House official tells ABC News’ Jake Tapper. As President Obama made the case against the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, "The House wouldn't vote before the Senate, and the Senate was afraid they'd lose a vote on it,” the official says, before getting personal: "Senator Schumer says he wants a fight? He couldn't hold his caucus together."