Wayne, the GOP knows the arguments for not increasing taxes, but we lost! There will be no such thing as cutting spending without tax increases. That was decided on Nov 6. So, the only way ot get spending cuts is to cave on some revenue increases. You can continue to rail, but all the hard line will get is no spending cuts. Wayne, you are hardly an oracle...it was just a few weeks ago you predicted the Romney landslide. Keep howling....I'm sure it feels good, but it doesn't get us any of what we want. The loss means we have no choice but to give some to get some.