The Democratic members of Congress have to do something out of character. They have to stand up to their own president. They have to protect the country from the insidious, Machiavellian duplicity of the Republican leadership.
By extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and instituting a significantly weakened estate tax, more wealth will flow into the hands of the richest one percent -- and within that to richest one-tenth of one percent.
You know, with all the talk about who is mad at President Barack Obama and who stands to win or lose what election over this tax-cut deal, not as much attention has been paid to the practical beneficiaries of the deal.