How would Congress vote if Independents had their way?
The sense of Congress is that...
We should extend the tax cuts for everyone. Raising taxes on anyone in a weak economy is a bad idea, and tax increases would hit small businesses especially hard. Increasing taxes on the people who create jobs is exactly the wrong medicine for a struggling economy.
The minority position is that we should extend the tax cuts for everyone, except the wealthy. Cutting taxes permanently for the middle class and raising them for those earning over two hundred fifty thousand dollars is necessary to reduce the federal deficit and protect Social Security.