Compromise means giving the dumbocrats want they want. This will continue to happen until the repubs get someone with some backbone, leadership ability and the smarts to play the game against the dems. We have that in Colonel Allen West but the repub establishment left him out in the cold in his reelection bid. I wish he would move to Texas so we could make him the next governor. So with no effective leadership, Bohner is a joke, we have no hope and could just as well vote present.