The WH just adjourned another meeting with union and progressive (socialist) leaders. The president was quoted as crowing that he has the Republicans right where he wants them. He purportedly said that he will destroy the Republican party in the coming fiscal debate by making public their effort to harm the country if they do not vote for his fair tax increases. He will not allow ANY spending cuts to enter into the compromise discussions. If the Republicans do not cave, the WH will allow all new taxes to go into effect in January and conduct campaigns across the country to hang the Nation's misery on the Republican Party's intransigence. He told the attendees that this is their golden opportunity to destroy the Republicans once and for all.