Let me get this right, if one knows the opposition policies will result in lower revenue, increased spending, and numerous other unintended consequences, I am suppose to compromise and give them what they want. Then, aka, Reagan, Bush I, Arafat, et al, they will not do what they have promised. Damn, what universe do you live in. You've got the media convincing everyone that the 2008 downturn was do to Bush (CRA and Democratic cause), they were Bush tax cuts (passed by a Democratic Congress), and on and on. If you really care, stand up for what you know are economic truths and let the chips fall where they may. Yes, elections have consequences and many of us believe it's too late to save our Republic.