Reich makes eight points, each entitled as below:
ONE: HOLD YOUR GROUND.
TWO: NO DEAL IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL.
(For more detail on his reasoning on this see this article "The Only Way Left to Beat Republican Fanatics: Call Their Bluff and Go Over the Cliff" http://robertreich.org/... )
THREE: MAKE REPUBLICANS VOTE ON EXTENDING THE TAX CUTS JUST FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS.
FOUR: DEMAND HIGHER TAX RATES ON WEALTHY, NOT JUST LIMITS ON DEDUCTIONS.
FIVE: DON’T CUT SAFETY NETS.
SIX: DON’T CUT INVESTMENTS IN OUR FUTURE PRODUCTIVITY.
SEVEN: CUT SPENDING ON MILITARY AND CORPORATE WELFARE.
EIGHT: PUT JOBS BEFORE DEFICIT REDUCTION.