The win is "so far" ... The deal still needs approval of the full Senate and House of Representatives ...
But maybe they'll win-win in the end and the average American will pay more and put up with more pollution ...
Yesterday Congress came up with an agreement to extend payroll tax cuts for just two months.
And only after Democrats caved in to the unrelated Republican/oil industry demands to rush to start an environmentally controversial Canadian pipeline to Texas.
No tax increases on the super rich to help balance the budget ...
Obama wanted a one-year extension of the tax relief and long-term unemployed benefits to boost U.S. economic recovery.
Obama never said "no" to the pipeline but put off a decision on the pipeline until 2013 while the government studies alternative routes that won't have as much environmental impact.