The tax extenders front has been busy in the last couple days. First, there was the rumor Monday that negotiators were close to a deal. Tuesday, details emerged of a $450 billion package mixing ten permanent items with a two-year extension (2014 & 2015) of most other items. And then yesterday evening the White House issued a veto threat against the package, leaving its prospects very much up in the air.
What’s remarkable about the White House veto threat is that it occurred at all. To our recollection, this is the first time in six years the White House and …