Guy, your arguments were made during the election, but we lost. The problem the GOP has is not with Obama or the Democrats, but with the 62.6 million entitlement seekers who voted for them. Until a majority of voters decide to become responsible adults, there is nothing that can stop America's slide into the abyss. My father used to say that sometime you have to let the wagon completely break down before anyone will agree to fix it. The best thing we can do is jump on board and hasten the demise; then maybe we can implement true reform. I do like your idea of having the Republicans vote present as a bloc. I'd like to see how the MSM spins that!