Author’s note: This article was originally published on my blog, The Digital Firehose on April 19th, 2011. You can find it here. I’m republishing it here on Medium because we’ve already seen a big tax cut passed last year and the buzz from that one is already wearing thin. Note also that Republicans are still anxious to do another one as soon as they can muster the votes for it.

And now for the original article, with minor updates for grammar and clarity:

Since the Christmas recess in Congress ended in (2010), the debate over the automatic expiration of the Bush era tax…