If you're just joining us for news about Obama's compromise on the Bush tax cuts, here's how to catch up:
-- The plan's outline is here.
-- If you don't know what to think, choose from the buffet of reactions here.
-- If you still don't know what to think, consider the alternative scenarios here.
-- For a smart argument against the tax cut deal, go here.
-- The Bush tax cuts, unemployment benefits and payroll tax cuts -- three key elements of the plan -- are explained here, here and here.
And finally, to see how much money the tax deal will save you next year, use the Washington Post calculator here.
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