I find your question as to whether the GOP will have a "remedy" in 2012 interesting.
Will they have an answer two years from now? Four years from now?
Boehner spent the first week after the election negotiating with himself. Graham can't offer cooperation for a tax hike fast enough. Was there a landslide on Nov. 6th????
We are going to get sucked in again, endorsing a tax increase without corresponding spending cuts. (And the music goes round and round.)
I say let THEM pass the tax increase and then watch the "wheels of commerce and industry" grind to a halt. Then, WE can say "Told you so!!!"