I've felt all along the Democrats should just go over the cliff (allow all tax decreases to expire for all income levels) and then just force the Republicans to vote for tax decreases for those under 250K in the New Year. The Republicans are going to come out of this looking even worse than they do currently.
The House Republicans seem bent on playing cards they don't really have. Now Boehner can't get any GOP support for even small tax increases. If it is 2-4 years of this .. America will wisen up and get rid of the House Republicans - giving the Democrats control of everything.
Should be interesting. Obama better not cave. He should realize he has every reason not to.