Well, not yet, but it’s apparently in the works.
According to the Huffington Post, the White House is prepared to cave on Tax Cuts for the Rich, despite the fact that the only way you can lose this battle is to give up.
That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week’s electoral defeat.
As Rachel Maddow said a couple of nights of ago,
The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at midnight on New Year’s Eve. What that means is that at no point will Republicans be controlling any house in Congress when a decision gets made on the Bush tax cuts. That decision has to be made while Republicans are still in the minority and Democrats are in control.
She then plays a clip of Eric Cantor saying that hopefully we’ll see the President ‘come to our direction,’ and replies with "I can understand why you want that, but why would he do that, exactly?"
Uh, because he’s a Democrat? And when was the last time a Democrat stood his ground?