It seems that us poor folk really do not care if our taxes go up because we are so poor it really does not make any difference to us if we have nothing to lose.
Everyone in Congress and the White House have plenty to lose if we let the tax cuts expire. They make plenty of money. I saw Clinton, Obama and Mitch all squirm when some of the brave Democrats stood their ground and were willing to pay their fare share of taxes. It seems that those in power all have something to lose when taxes go up. The unemployed only have a vote and a few Democrats that will help them. I see that Mitch and his rich cronies did not care, they were offered a choice and they said , "NO!" Some compromise.