Time to inflict the maximum amount of political pain on the Republicans as humanly possible. Here's my proposal. The Republicans claim they want to "pay for" the Unemployment Insurance extension.
Let's pay for it by increasing the estate tax. The tax, if you recall, that falls on estates before they are transferred to the inheritors who did nothing but exist to justify receiving that wealth.
The cost of extending Unemployment Insurance is a measly $6.4 billion over the next decade.
The estate tax repeal was projected to cost the US Government at least $1 trillion dollars for the next decade. That's $100 billion a year.
Increasing the estate tax a small percentage will more than pay for the extension of Unemployment Insurance.
Seems like this is a no-brainer.
Let's get it done.