This is my idea.
Republicans should announce that they are letting the “Bush tax cuts for thr rich” expire. Then they announce that is the tax increase Democrats asked for.
When the Democrats start saying the middle class will be affected by this, the Republicans then attack Democrats and the media for lying to America for the last 6 years about the tax cuts.
Then vote to make the tax cuts permanent.
Yes! Hold this vote now. Bring it to the floor. An arrow across the bow of the sinking ship of state.
Republicans should let the Dems do whatever they want with one restriction: the name of the bill will be “The Obama and Democrat Congress-supported, Republican-Opposed Tax Bill” and ALL references to the bill must use the entire name under penalty of death.