Former President Bill Clinton, the Democrat who brought you such miracles as welfare reform, NAFTA and “don’t ask, don’t tell,” has jumped into the fray over the tax cut deal, adding his support to the compromise worked out by President Obama with the Republicans. “I don’t believe there is a better deal out there,” Clinton said. –JCL

The BBC:

Former US President Bill Clinton has urged Democrats to support a deal President Obama negotiated with Republicans on tax cuts.

“I don’t believe there is a better deal out there,” Mr Clinton said following a private meeting with President Obama.

Mr Obama said earlier he is confident that the tax cut deal will pass.

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