Offering temporary tax breaks to cut down permanent ones could be a way to 'bribe' taxpayers to give up tax breaks.
Yes, income inequality is huge (and growing). Yes, Obama wants to let tax cuts for the wealthy expire. But it won't close the income gap or help the poor.
President Obama held the first meeting of the Bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Tuesday. Here are five issues to watch as the deliberations get under way.