Last year the congress have painted themselves into a corner by promising not to raise taxes this year. This year, unfortunately, is doing well economically. Therefore the congress is considering raising taxes this year.
 paint somebody into a corner 表示一個人因為說了甚麼話導致後來言行受困.
我們的領導者之前保證不會升稅, 現在被逼到角落不知道如何做了.< >
Being able to speak at the age of one, the boy has ulimited potential when he grows up.