The house Republicans should hold firm......no increase in tax rates......Period.
Force Obama to agree to REAL tax and entitlement reform after extending the existing rates until such reform can be worked out.
If he stubbornly refuses and insists on his "tax the rich" mantra, don't give an inch.
Let him take us over the cliff and then he ALONE will own the recession that will occur.
Maybe then the short-sighted "takers" who gave him his victory margin will see that big government can buy votes, but it can't produce wealth or well-paying permanent jobs.