The GOP doesn't control the agenda and they don't control the media. Therefore, they do not have the voice nor the power to get their way. I think it is time to compromise with an offer of $1,000,000.00 net taxable income to be raised to 39.?% and just bite the bullet. We are not going to win this fight no matter how long we can hold our breath and stomp our feet. We couldn't even beat Obama with his horrible record. We don't compromise now, we can kiss off the next two elections no matter who we run. I think we also take a chance on losing the House in 2014 if we dig in and continue this bulls**t.