Dems have the WH and Senate. And we really expect to get absolutely ZERO tax hikes?
The President will either have to compromise on his 1% stand or hike middle class taxes. This is a good move.
Obama ran on raising taxes and won and these tax increases are automatic so there is no way to get him to sign the extensions, or even get them to him.
Better to fight like a Dem does, meaning fight to win!
Put Dems on the defense for a change.
The idea that House Republicans should say that these 99.8% taxes must go up if ANY (0.2%) do go up, and then later claim it was really Obama who did it, and that will accomplish anything is just stupid. It has been tried and tried and its always a disaster.
Correct. One of the better moves in weeks.
The question is not whether Obama is going to get his tax increase. The question is whether the GOP can get anything in return.
Making the tax cuts permanent for 99% of the taxpayers is a decent start.
We are on much strong footing in 2013 with the debt limit expiration.
The fact is, Obama campaigned on raising taxes and won. He won a mandate to do exactly that. So let him have his damned tax increase.