Please click to read my blog on Forbes, and let's discuss these issues. Taxes are becoming the defining issue of the next Congress. Barack Obama Wants Your Money As You Tumble From The Fiscal Cliff http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatsp...ur-money-as-you-tumble-from-the-fiscal-cliff/ Excerpt: One thing is clear after these two conventions. Republicans wonât break their tax-protection pledge and President Obama is prepared to go over the fiscal cliff unless Republicans cave in. Get ready to be held hostage and for a bumpy road ahead. If Obama wins re-election, I trust him at his word that he wonât extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich during the lame-duck session. And in 2013, I donât expect that Obama will reduce taxes on the rich, either. In tax reform, Obama wonât close tax loopholes on the middle class to finance lower taxes on the rich. If Obama wins, Republicans should consider accelerating taxable income into 2012, to get lower tax rates while they still can. Presto, Obamaâs hope and our tax change â ka-ching.