Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Repubs will close ranks on taxes, open up on immigration, problem solved. Right now though all they have to do is hold firm on taxes, Obama has to deal.
If Obama doesn't cave and the ensuing recession from going over the cliff happens, business and wall street will be hurt, as well as the general public. They will then put pressure on the GOP to cave and solve the problem. The Bush cuts for the rich will be gone and won't be able to be re-introduced. A cut for the Middle and lower class will. So Obama wins by default. That is the reality of the situation.
As far as immigration reform, the GOP should come to their senses, but they won't get much credit for it.
It would behoove the GOP to cave now and not cause another recession which will be the issue in 2014.