I'm upset about the political gamesmanship going on, worried we might have that orange faced jackass, Boehner as the new Speaker of the House. For god's sake people, do you expect a two year fix on a financial crisis that took eight years in the making? Are we like toddlers who throw a tantrum when we don't get our Popsicle now, this instant? Barack Obama is not a magician and the economy isn't a rabbit to be pulled out of a hat. The party of No is still saying No, no matter what John Boehner claims he's now "willing to compromise" on. And if you believe Boehner is willing to compromise on taxes, you're very very gullible. Boehner's constituency is the top 2% of taxpayers. The Republicans represent those who can afford to pay a very high priced tax accountant to find ways to avoid any taxes at all and the big corporations who donate to their campaign coffers. They don't give a rats ass about the middle class or small businesses. When you hear Boehner talk about the tax breaks for the rich (set to expire soon, since they are not, nor ever were, deficit neutral) he frames it as a tax hike for "middle class businesses" and this is double speak. Letting a tax cut for the rich that was scheduled to run out due to the fact that it was never deficit neutral and so had (by law) to expire in 10 years run out is now being called a tax increase by the GOPers.
Give lower income families jobs and a tax break and they'll spend the money on goods and services that stimulate the economy. Give the rich a tax break and they'll save the money. They don't need it so why spend it. If you have the slightest doubt about this watch this clip. It breaks down the income brackets and how they fare under Republicans versus Democrats: