Compared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario nowIf only Congress could have seen this coming and had the time to act to prevent it.
assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012,
remain in place. We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of
Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise
revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.