"I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like . . . This is going to cause pain. The pain is shared in a way that is fair, proper, acceptable and accomplishes the basic purpose . . . All my friends tell me you can't do this, it's going to be political poison."
I love this guy. Keep telling the American people you want to cause them "pain," John. In fact, use that word constantly.
So despite pledges by Speaker