It is like a giant circus of egos on both sides, but the Republicans seem to be making up for losing the Whitehouse at the countries expense. They need to get over it!
The rich have had lower tax rates for years, where did it trickle down to other than their increased profits? Why isn’t the economy booming if lower tax rates on them is the answer?
Personally I think the Republicans want to go over the cliff, because that way they are free of blame for the tax increase on the rich, and they are willing to sacrifice the rest of us just to show them whose side they really are on. The entitlement cuts issues are just a ruse to get their way.