by Max Brantley
President Obama indicates he will insist on an increase in tax rates for the wealthy. The Republicans hold firm on trickle-down mythology. Polls show, consistently, that American voters think Obama is right. (What? You think they want to give up their mortgage and church deductions to pay for continued low taxes for rich people?) Will Republicans take us over the cliff to protect people with gross income of more than $315,000 a year?