You can’t give away the tax hikes without getting anything back.
Run over the cliff. That way we at least get spending caps out of the deal.
If people want lots of government goodies, they are going to have to pay lots of government taxes. Shielding the middle class from this simple reality does not help us.
Hit the gas.
The thing is - there’s not enough taxable wealth “out there” to afford the goodies that are being demanded.