As you know, by "if" I most definitely mean "when."
Otherwise, why would House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer be discussing the likelihood of blaming Republicans for its failure?
"It's a deeply elitist view if understood in that context," he added. "We're in the majority, so we have the power and responsibility to foster bipartisanship. But it takes two to tango." [Ed.:—Gee, Steny, that's so nice of you. Of course, if one of the two dance partners is locked out of the room, that doesn't make it all that easy to "tango," now does it?]
"$785 billion was not a scientific number, but a political one," he said. "Three Republicans set that as the limit of what they would vote for."
"Several economists have said that this may not be enough. And they might be right, but this is what we could get."