I hate to say it, but it's time to let things go to hell. Let all the Bush tax cuts expire and demand the Democrats balance the budget. (They will have all the revenue they wanted, so let's see them keep their promise.) No more debt ceiling increases. Pass Simpson-Bowles in its entirety and see if the Democrats accept it. The President needs to act on sequestration (as passed by Congress), so demand Obama do his job and put forth a plan.