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  •  If that's what the President wants... (3+ / 0-)

    ...that's what he gets.

    The current state of the law is that they will go up on 1/1. If the President holds fast to a veto commitment for any rate reduction for the top tier, there is literally nothing the Republicans can do to stop it from happening.

    When they made the debt ceiling deal, the Republicans bet the whole farm on having control of the White House before the current rates expire. They have zero leverage on the matter now.

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    by harrije on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:30:33 AM PST

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