Never mind the fact it will cripple the economy.
The Republicans have such weak leadership, that it wouldn’t surprise if Team Obama actually steam rolls this one over Boehner & company with some vague promise in return. What most people have yet to figure out, is that Obama’s chief goal is to reduce the US to an impoverished 3rd rate banana republic. That includes the present day Republican leadership, who are still convinced that Obama is a nice guy who lives his country, but who just happens to have wrong headed policies.
NOTE: Get used to it folks, nothing is going to turn around, one self induced fiasco will lead to another, until the entire country is mired in abject poverty. Mission accomplished.