Democrats won the election, handily, on a platform of raising income tax rates on wealthy Americans.
Now, thanks to the expiring Bush tax cuts, they have all the leverage they need to lock those higher tax rates in permanently.
And yet they’ve been drawn into a spat with Republicans over which party should put forward ideas for cutting Medicare spending as a down payment on further deficit reduction in 2013.
Why are Dems even bothering to entertain the idea that Medicare cuts right now are necessary?
they are still coming after entitlements their declarations of 24 day old love for middle class and poor seem to fall by the way side and they march on to trample everything they wanted to since their inception, no change is on the way status quo is the right wing permanent speaking point even when they deny turn the channel 10 more confirming its a lie.