You are right. Wording is important and I did notice your point about the media distortion during the presidential election. It’s not a tax increase but leaving things the way they are.
Anna, you come across as a very sincere (very likable)and well meaning person so please don’t take anything I said personal against you. I am voicing my frustration at those Rs in DC, I just just glad if I helped you see things differently.
I discussed this issue with a Republican party true believer at the gym today and he told me he thinks that Rs can use holding the middle class tax cuts (<$250 K income) hostage will get O to surrender on entitlement reform.
I told him he COMPLETELY misreads the cards. This is no weapon for Bohner to use,
Instead it is a club for O to beat the crap out of Rs again exactly as he did a year ago with FICA tax cuts,
And your vanity here is supporting that, except you focus on the media, me the Rs and what they need to do.
My point is also that Obama carefully plays the media for his gains and picks his battles.
Rs need to study how he does it and fight fire with fire,.