This is irresponsible. Tax bill do not originate in the Senate and the House should not bring up nor vote on any tax bill that originates in the Senate (even if the Senate would have to vote for it again to keep the constitutional illusion).
Instead, the House should pass an extension of ALL ratesand nothing else, send that to the senate, then adjourn (This would need to be done close to the end of the year since Obama has the power to call the House back into session). The Senate would then act or not act.
The republicans in the House of Representatives need to stop planning on playing games, and sieze that power that they hold, the power of the purse. They can starve the beast if they have the courage.
Agreed. That is a real plan. The Reps vote to extend the tax cuts (and make them permanent) and then go home. The Dems cannot blame the Reps for increasing taxes on the middle class and the Dems will then be placed in the position of preventing tax cuts for the middle class because they want to hold tax increases for the “rich” hostage at the expense of the middle class. The ball is then in their court.
-— Instead, the House should pass an extension of ALL ratesand nothing else, send that to the senate, then adjourn -—
Otherwise, this is the Cave Plan.