Comment: After spending several millions in taxpayer funds in useless travel on airfares and expensive lunches in the best restaurants as befits persons of your vaunted status, the final score is in:
Taxpayers and their grandchildren: 0
K Street and the political elite: 666
Many of us knew this was a rigged deck going in but your rejection of the ONLY tax plan making any sense to millions of Americans, The Fair Tax, puts your "decision" right up there with the Captain Smith's decision to increase the speed of the Titanic through a known iceberg field. And the results will be the same.
The "message" of your "decision" seems to be "We upped OUR wealth, up yours!"
Must go now and ready the lifeboat.