I wish I could say it was both parties to blame. But to do so is to lie. That is one thing I don’t do.
After crunching the numbers the president’s plan is the basic, lowest tax increase we can afford. Anything less, does nothing to bring our nation back to prosperity. I certainly would argue that the tax increase should be higher, but it appears that instead of starting high and negotiating lower, Obama started with the bare minimum. This is it; take it or leave it. He cannot go below that line. Period.
The Republicans know the stakes; but would rather take us over the cliff, instead of looking weak to the faithful of their party, which lost btw….
It is just nuts. Now, they want to create another debt ceiling crises? …. again? Is there no end to stupidity?