1. I don't expect a better deal than allowing them all to expire
on December 31. We will be lucky to see tax relief for labor by the end of 2013, if we see it at all with the clowns still in the House.
This might not be a bad thing. It might be the best way to take over the House from all the intransigent Kochbots. Short term, a lot of marginal workers are going to be hurting. If you're in a position to donate to food pantries, thrift shops, and the like, it's time to donate a little extra because people out there will need it.
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all. - John Maynard Keynes