"So what do we win? Well, turns out there's only one detail worth remembering when dealing with the slew of tax hikes that kick in next year: We must reverse Bush-era tax rates on the rich. According to rosy projections of the Congressional Budget Office, this would amount to around $824 billion in revenue over the next decade, or less than one year of deficit spending by the administration. Democrats also support a millionaire "Buffett" tax, which could raise-maybe-$47 billion over the next decade, or less than $5 billion a year, or around half a workday of the federal government's budget. In other words, we get the genuinely unserious government we deserve."