Personally, I'm fine with the tax cuts going away. It may hurt some people who are struggling, but the less money you make right now the lower the effect you will actually see on your taxes. I'd say there is no perfect solution, but from the articles OP linked it doesn't sound like there is really a "good" solution either. There are ramifications either way. What I do know is that I would love for our government to start working toward getting our deficit under control. Our nation can't keep going with tacking on debt upon debt.