You see, Obama want's to raise the MARGINAL RATE on you income above $250,000. but on your income below $250,000, he wants to keep the Bush tax cuts, which saves you $5,000 if you are single and $8,000 if you are married. This is NO MATTER how much more you make than $250,000.
Now the Republicans want to extend the tax cuts, sure,so you get even more money. But they are risking that you get NOTHING, so that you can get a little more. In fact, it isn't until you reach about $400,000 that the monetary benefits that the GOP wants you to have EQUAL the amount they are putting at risk.
$5,000 for certain, that could happen TODAY, or risking getting nothing for a little more? A little more if you are, wealthy but maybe not obscenely wealthy. If you are obscenely wealthy than it is probably worth it. In other words if you are part of the 0.5%.
Just food for thought