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    FlipYrWhig, GlowNZ

    In this case, the compromise position is a permanent extension of middle-income tax cuts and a temporary extension of upper-income tax cuts. But a temporary extension of both is caving. It almost certainly guarantees the upper-income tax cuts will be effectively permanent

    Decoupling the tax cuts is obviously a win for the Democrats.  How is that a compromise for the Republicans?  

    Putting this debate off for 2 years is a compromise, though a poor one for the Democrats.  But why do you claim a temporary extension would be "effectively permanent?"  The debate would be on the exact same terms that we have now.  With this logic, you're saying that any temporary tax cut is effectively permanent.  Which would mean the Republicans already won this whole debate back in 2001.

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