Research the original legislation. It's a tax cut legislation. The tax cuts were temporary. They need to be renewed.
Originally Posted by Cole
The taxes would increase because the tax cuts would expire.
Originally Posted by TurtleDude
Politicians rarely cleave to Rush Limbaugh's 'rectification of names.'
"If we don't use the correct words, we live public lies. If we live public lies, the political system is a sham. When the political system is a sham, civil order and refinement deteriorate. When civil order and refinement deteriorate, injustice multiplies. As injustice multiplies, eventually the electorate is paralyzed by public lawlessness. So the Sage takes for granted that he use the appropriate words, and follow through on his promises with the appropriate deeds. The Sage must simply never speak lies"Or, as Confucius says, "Words mean things."
For what it's worth, if the tax cuts are not extended, the resulting increase in taxes would be the result of legislation passed during GWB's term which set the date on which the tax cuts would expire.