The following taxes are set to expire December, 31 2012. They also need to strike a deal for extended unemployment benefits. I can't see congress, working on New Years eve, and I also can't see a deal being stuck early. The republican's will not give the middle class a tax break without including a higher income extention. The democrats, do not want to do that. I see a major problem finding common ground. Will there be a major sell of of the stock market prior to 2013, so that people do not have to pay higher capital gains taxes?