1. If the rethugs don't agree to Obama's sensible proposal, then they will be castrated by the public for jacking the rates of the vast majority of working class progressives in this country. Future tax increases can be done in 2014 when we retake the complete Congress, including another supermajority in the Senate.
2. If the rethugs DO agree, then we can FOREVER be safe from ANY tax cuts in the future, because now even the hillbilly sheeple rethugs will be shown that the Reagan and Bush tax cuts were the reason for the vast majority of poverty in this country. This will make it easy for ANY Democrat or progressive to win in their election against rethugs because all we have to do is say that even THEIR party knows that tax cuts kill people.
Win-win. President Obama is now officially the GREATEST PRESIDENT in the HISTORY of this country for FINALLY righting the progressive instinct of this civilization and destroying capitalist intent.