These are the kind of tax cuts that if enacted, would bring any kind of fledgling recovery to a grinding halt. It could certainly negate much of the positive expectations which the fed had of rapidly burning off inventory.
Remember Bernanke emphasised that fiscal steps had to taken in tandem to spur economic activity. Easy Monetary policy in and of itself is insufficient.
Dems must be willing to compromise. GOP must be willing to offer the Dems real long term solutions which they can trust. i.e. leave ss alone.