It's puzzling to me that everyone assumes that compromise is always a good thing. Our federal government has become a bloated pig and has gotten to the point where it can never be satisfied. It has already usurped more than it "fair share" of our GDP and is demanding more. There is a fundamental right and wrong to this issue. The handful of fiscal conservatives we have left in Congress are our only firewall and I am encouraging them to stick to their principles ... do what you know is right for the nation and do not compromise.