What In The World??
Still, House Democrats said they could press ahead as early as Thursday with a vote to allow the tax breaks for income over $250,000 for a family to expire even though such a plan appears unlikely to be able to clear a Senate filibuster, given solid Republican opposition and resistance from several Democrats. Democrats said they could use the votes to make their position clear and also illustrate that they do not have the votes to block extension of those tax cuts, clearing the way for concessions.(my ems)
I think they should let the tax cuts expire, and then let the Republicans try to redo them in 2011. Pelosi's still Speaker until they expire, and all she has to do is refuse to bring a bill to extend up for a vote. Then, hold vote after vote on the unemployment extension, pound it into the populace's heads that Republicans only care about the rich, and are perfectly willing to throw the rest of us under the bus - for any excuse they can pull out of their asses.
And the Dems should get their messaging together: We want the same tax cuts for everyone - on the first 250K of income - for everyone who pays taxes in America. It comes to about 6K each. If the richy-rich don't notice their $6,000.00 bonanza, they can just stuff it.
They should consider themselves lucky they didn't get thrown in jail for imploding the world economy and killing the hopes and dreams of millions.