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    CwV, milton333

    Democrats are going to make the GOP realize we are serious about raising taxes on the wealthy is to just let the damn Bush tax rates expire. Period. If Democrats continually cave in on the upper income tax breaks, THE BUSH ERA RATES WILL NEVER GO AWAY. The GOP will just continue to hold the country hostage every time the rates are ready to expire. So I say, let em expire. This allows the Democrats in the new Congress to come back in a stronger bargaining position with legislation lowering rates for those making under $250k. If the GOP takes it, we win.  If they obstruct lowering rates on middle and lower incomes, Democrats can use it against the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections.

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