In my opinion, he would see going off the cliff as a win win. I know he has no interest in growing the economy. I know he would love the added revenues coming in from all taxes going higher. Since he assumes tax hikes equate into increased revenue although that could easily backfire.
And finally, I know he thinks he could pin the whole thing on the Republicans. Win Win for him.
The Republicians should Vote "Present", give the Democrats everything they want and allow them to own their rhetoric. It's easy to propose everything that sounds good to the masses, specially when you know the Republicians have to oppose it. Oblamer can stand up there and look like he cares, as long as he knows there's a safety net under him.
Walmart employees looking at anywhere from 8%-37% increases in their healthcare costs next year. I say let the Democrats own it, we know they cannot pay for it. Hang them with their own rope. BTW I voted independent for the past 30+ years. Proud of it.