Republicans want to create the illusion of deficit control.
Bush Tax Cuts
Insists on only a partial extension of the Bush era tax cuts
Who actually has the leverage in negotiations over the fiscal cliff-and the extension of Bush-era income tax cuts in particular?
Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma previously suggested uncoupling the tax cuts for those making under $250,000
Obama will never fall on his sword, because he doesn't even have to bring a weapon to this fight.
A deal to avoid a do-over of the knock-down, drag-out fight over the debt-limit increase.
Says the GOP should stop standing up for "a bunch of millionaires"