The poor and middle class voters expect us to fight for their pocketbook issues while casting their vote on straw man issues set up by the left. Had we done nothing to extend the Bush tax rates, 2012 election would have had a different outcome. We could have had a powerful campaign of lowering the tax rates, across the board, the economy would have been tighter and the people would vote with their pocketbooks.
House republicans should afford the people another chance to vote with their pocketbooks. Not only GOP will escape the obstructionist label but the sequestration negotiations will be much smoother. Besides, the next election will be about economy, spending and taxes - the GOP turf.