None of these great tax schemes being put forth to punish the producers, has to be passed by the House.
The House, (Republicans) control the spending. Barry and his Senate loyalists have spent every penny approved by Congress. That's why they need to raise taxes. We don' have a taxing problem we have a spending problem and everyone knows it.
They also need that debt limit raised, in order to borrow more, so they can continue to lavish their voters with more freebies. The House can say NO!
To think the Republians are without any leverage is stupid.
Barry hopes his media will scare them into caving.
All the left won in Nvov, was another 4 years of grid lock, if they can not bring themself to compromise - start working for the Nation.