Doesn't seem in the least outrageous to the sane among us. It puts Democrats in the "sane" category and will tend to focus a beacon on the Republicans' insanity and extremism -- their inability to act as a genuine political party with a talent for negotiation. Intransigence, particularly in a matter as important as shared responsibility for a broken economy, is no longer as popular as it once was.
Democrats want to take the offensive and propose higher tax rates for millionaires, companies that move factories overseas and wealthy people who make charitable contributions.
Senior lawmakers say the debate over spending levels for the rest of 2011 is too far along to begin insisting that a six-month stopgap include tax increases to reduce the $1.6 trillion deficit.
But they say tax policy changes should be part of the debate over the 2012 budget. That debate will kick off next week when House Republicans are expected to introduce their 2012 spending plan. ...The Hill
Sounds almost too sane for Washington and for Republicans, doesn't it!