Look, I understand that this dude can be a dweeb at times. But whenever a person (regardless of party affiliation) says something that's either reasonable or conciliatory, I try to give the individual credit for it. Mr. Schumer says that, yes, the top tax rates should go back to 39.6% but, no, the threshold for doing so shouldn't be $250,000 but rather a million. That to me sounds reasonable. a) It raise a fair amount of revenue (40-50 billion a year) and b) it isn't likely to hurt the recovery. Pair this with some discretionary spending cuts and some entitlement reform and the markets will respond quite well, I believe. Hey, maybe Schumer and Lugar (prior to him being bounced) can get together with some of the other centrists and get something done before the election.......You're laughing.