Don’t be fooled. They will negotiate a pittance in additional revenue (ie. raising taxes by closing loopholes or capping deductions on the rich) but only if the Democrats will agree to gut Social Security and Medicare.
The GOP will then run in 2014 on the message that the Democrats want to kill old people.
It’s Lucy and the Football [YouTube].
I say F’em.
Go over the cliff and negotiate a middle-class only tax break, with or without the GOP. Let the Bush Tax Breaks expire and create new Obama Tax Breaks. Let the GOP lick the electrified third rail.