This is political. I would rather see taxes get raised temporarily and have Obama and the Democrats own the economy totally going into next years election then the Tea Party win a Pyrrhic victory this year and Obama pins the blame on them. Like it or not, we have to win a majority of independents to get rid of the clown Obama. If Obama wins the election next year, count on a liberal supreme court majority within four years. If we win the Senate and the Presidency, we can roll everything back, but right now we cannot do much with 1/2 of Congress.
With the dems, there is no such thing as a temporary tax hike. The dems want socialism, and right now the only way to stop them is to make them accept the fact that they have run out of other people's money. We can't change policy since we are not the party in power, however, we can stop being enablers (by drying up their revenue base).
I see what you are saying. However, that path will cost us three or four trillion dollars in additional pork for the democrats and their supporters who will undoubtedly pour a lot of that back into the democratic campaign to keep control of the government.
And then if we win, we will inherit a country and economy which have been eviscerated by Obama, Reid, and Pelosi. We will have a bankrupt nation with no credit that owes 17 or 18 trillion, high unemployment, flooded with illegals, terrorist at our throats, etc. etc. I think we should make our stand now, while there may still be something to save. I know we only control the house but it is a crucial piece of the power structure and I believe we also have an edge in the supreme court.
Just in case you have missed it, the moderates have already broke from Obumbum to the Republicans in the last election, it is highly doubtful they will turn and vote for the socialist party again!
What is this alien thing that you speak of?
Temporary tax,...Mmmm, interesting concept but by laws of political nature completely impossible under the heavens in any way shape or form.
Temporary tax has no definition placed by ANY politician conservative or liberal.