BTW, the FICA tax issue shows how hard it is to raise a tax once it has been lowered. Same with the 'temporary' GWB tax cuts that were supposed to end 2 years ago. Pied pipers like Grover Norquist have convinced most Repubs to follow him into the quicksand. I could be wrong, but I see 2010 as a one-time thing. The Repub brand as we have grown to know it since 2000 is over. Their failure to stop excess third world immigration will prove to be their downfall.