It now looks like Obama will not propose raising taxes next year, instead waiting for the end-of-2010 expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. I guess this means he believes, on some level, that raising taxes hurts economic growth. So I guess it really was about "fairness" all along. I think every economic initiative for years to come will be graded according to whether or not it boost the economy . Go long "growth," go short "fairness."