New York could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicare and homeland security money because of the Tea Partiers who "played chicken" with President Obama - and won.Maybe if we cut back on Obama's vacation and party fund there'd be a few more bucks for cancer research.
New York Democrats tallying up the local costs of the $2.1 trillion deficit reduction deal say New York will pay a steep price.
"They played chicken, and they won," one Democratic staffer said.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Republicans came away with more from the bargaining table because they refused to budge on tax hikes.
"If President Obama came in with a cure for cancer they would have turned that down, too," she said.
Meanwhile, the always calm, cool and collected senior senator from New York weighs in: