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  •  Exactly (4+ / 0-)

    The Republicans will have the leverage in 2 months if this deal goes through.  Obama will have nothing to hold over them on the tax side.  After throwing away the $250,000 limit, taxing dividends as ordinary income, and an estate tax threshold which will like be $7.5 million by 2020, rather than the $3.5 million originally sought.

    Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

    by Paleo on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:13:37 PM PST

    •  The Republicans lose their tax leverage, too. (2+ / 0-)
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      Boston to Salem, wwjjd

      In 2 months, they will not have the expiration of the middle-class tax cuts, the expiration of the green energy tax credits, or the expiration of unemployment insurance to hang over Obama's head.

      As far as giving up leverage goes, it looks like more or less of a push.  Both sides go into the next round with fewer hostages.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:07:15 PM PST

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