This just in: people who negotiate for a living think politicians are crappy negotiators.
Both parties have been busy drawing lines in the sand. Republicans refuse to accept any increase in revenue, and Obama made clear earlier this week that he will not accept a short-term solution.Gee, you think?
"When you say that publicly, you make it harder for negotiations to move forward," Bordone said. "Part of the problem here is it seems to be much more of a show for constituents than a genuine negotiation between leaders."