So, given the opportunity to offer a strong argument for extending middle-class tax cuts and putting the Republican’ts in the position of arguing for cutting taxes of mil/billionionaires, the dems…..punt. One rationale is that they think it may be easier to reach an agreement after the mid-term elections. Seriously? After the GOP has made significant gains (assuming the pundits are correct) the lame duck dems think they’ll be in a better position to bargain? What a wasted opportunity. What a bunch of cluckleheads.