You need to give them whatever they ask in respect to taxes. Let them have it and do not stand in their way or allow the media to have any room to say that the republicans obstructed the tax plan. Until the democrats have unfettered and complete control of raising taxes, the media will blame the republicans for EVERY bad thing in the economy because they "obstructed". What part of the last decade tells you the media would hold the democrats accountable for a bad economy? We need to make sure there is no other political party to blame. We need to make sure that the country is well aware that they are getting a plan that is 100% obama and democrats. Vote present if you want republicans. It is the only way out of this.