First, hold a vote extending the Current Tax Rates for everyone. Republicans all vote “Yes!”
Second, hold a vote to repeal all the Current Tax Rates and revert to the higher Clinton Tax Rates. Republicans all vote “No!”
Third, let a Democrat propose raising taxes on the rich. Republicans all Abstain.
That works for me. I’ve been recommending it for a week or two, explicitly, here.
Don't you get it? There doesn't need to be a vote on raising taxes on the rich (read small businesses). Under the current law the rates automatically revert back to the Clinton rates. The Dems don't have to propose anything on raising taxes for the rich. It is a fait accompli.
For the record the House has already passed legislation to extend the Bush tax cuts. Did so over the summer.
I’m with you on that plan.