Let's face it, if Obama thinks BOTH cuts AND taxes are necessary, then HOORAY, we at least have agreement on cuts, right? So let's do that immediately while we argue about taxes. In other words, hey Obama, make the cuts FIRST, so we can tell if you're serious. Quite obviously Obama's failure to propose or enact a SINGLE cut is proof he's not serious about cuts, but taxes only. If Obama got his way, based on his own record and rhetoric, he would increase taxes and increase spending, so that there would STILL be $1T+ deficits as far as the eye can see.