Dems will lose more seats if they do nothing on the Bush Obama tax cuts than if they extend the middle class portion of the bill, so it is somewhat stupid for the House to stay paralyzed until after November. After November, of course, it will be relatively easy for John Boehner find enough Democrats crying under their desks and extend the whole thing permanently.
Personally I’d rather pay slightly more taxes and pay off the national debt. Apparently even among liberals I’m in the minority on that. It seems kind of stupid but you can’t change reality by shouting at it. A couple of seats could decide whether Pelosi keeps her gavel. Do you want to put up with a literally endless stream of hearings about Dijon mustard, solar panels and White House Christmas lists? Do you feel like finding out how many bills a tea-party energized GOP can force the pants-pissing Democrats to capitulate on? I don’t either.
Pick up the phone and call a Representative. Preferably yours. Believe it or not they care quite a bit about constituent calls. I have heard from a few staffers that phone calls during the health care debate literally made the difference between holding their ground and retreat. Email has zero impact (please trust me on this) and you don’t have time for a letter. Take five minutes and phone someone.
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