Mr. Benson you are wrong, at least on the tactics. The Republicans should either allow the Democrats to table the motion and then abstain en bloc thereby making it clear that it is they the Democrats who are responsible. The second option is to block it in the House and take America over the cliff. Either way they should not count on America understanding the need for it, since Paul Ryan made it clear that this is what would happen if Obama got a second term and they still voted for him. This is the reality which they voted for and the result should be force fed to them, unfortunately almost 50% of America will be innocent victims.