"The debate looks to be about higher revenues and rates, not a true compromise"
This is not a compromise at all.
A compromise is when BOTH sides give something.
This deal is 0bama coming to the Republicans demanding both higher taxes and more spending.
0bama is following Alinksky's Rules for Radicals by the book.
You demand 100% and settle for 30%, which is better than what you had before.
And you give nothing in return.
And Boehner is too stupid to see thru it.