Don't forget that when Reagan raised taxes, he had the Democrats "word" that there would be spending cuts, dollar for dollar. Reagan gave in on the tax increases, and the spending cuts never happened.
Nothing has changed in the Democrat party. They will promise any amount of spending cuts--after the next Presidential election--in exchange for tax increases now. The cuts will never happen.
Meanwhile, the Democrats will demand that we negotiate in good faith, knowing they have no intention of cutting spending. And their lying allies in the media will continue to paint us as partisan for trying to hold them to their word.
Let them do what they wish, without a single Republican vote. Let them OWN the failures that result.