House Democrats are forcing the Republicans to admit with their vote that they just want tax breaks for the rich. The Democrats are trying a (sneaky or awesome, depending on your political preference) procedural move to force the hand of Republicans. Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner is turning a brighter shade of orange. Are Democrats finally learning how to play politics the same way as Republicans? I hope so. I'm basically an o-bot, it seems, by Liberal Intertubez Blog Commenting Standards, but I am oh-so-very-glad to see some hardball being played after several days of the media reporting that Obama apologized for not being more accommodating to the guys who got our country into the mess it's in.
So will the Republicans vote against tax cuts because the uber wealthy aren't getting their (unfair) share? A lot of them will, is my prediction, but we'll see. Either way, the media headlines will emphasize the delicate fee fees of the Republicans being hurt, and not the fact that (some?) Republicans vote against tax breaks for the middle class. Just you wait and see. Extra credit for lazy reporting for anybody in the media refers to this bill as a "tax hike" (on the wealthy) by Democrats.
Either way, I'm just happy to see the House Dems go out in a blaze of glory. It is hte awesome!