Do you not understand that the democrats want all the tax cuts to expire ? We need to give Obama the tax increases on the rich. Actually this administration is playing games and the republicans need to call their bluff. Democrats know raising taxes on the rich is not going to give them enough revenue to continue all their social programs. The only way to do that is to raise taxes on the middle class. That's where the money is at. So they can say it's actually the republicans who would not cave therefore all your taxes will be raised. And that is exactly what democrats want. So republicans need to stop letting these democrats play them.