Despite holding the country to ransom by refusing to raise the debt ceiling unless the Dems promised not to add revenues by letting tax cuts on the top 1% lapse, these same people are threatening to block the President’s plan to allow short term tax cuts on their beloved corporations in order to stimulate a stalled economy. The quid pro quo is obvious: tax breaks for companies means more hirings i.e. means more jobs – more jobs means less unemployment- it also means more people working ( that’s what happens when you have less unemployment,) – more people working means more taxes paid into the coffers AND more people able to buy stuff ( which stimulates commerce, ergo the economy,) which means a healthier economy all round- which means more tax revenue – which can start to pay off the debt – sounds like a plan to me. But oh, no! not if it means the economy might start to recover!!! That might make Obama look good before the next election! So, once again, the “loyal” opposition will obstruct the plan because their own avowed agenda is more important, more relevant, more sacred than the welfare of the American people. He’s giving these Republicans everything they want ( to the fury of his own party,) but it is still not enough. They shout for compromise- he gives them compromise – they call it weakness and throw it in his face. There’s just no pleasing these people!