THE PROBLEM IS SPENDING!!!! And the "progressives" are borrowing because there will NEVER be enough revenue to cover their spending spree!! (Does anyone feel, as I do, like a parent vis a vis a child who lifted your credit card(s) and maxed out every one of them?) This, my friends, is what passes as leadership for the last 20 years.
In the meantime, Republicans should vote "Present" on any bill which raises taxes (Obama's favored and apparently effective vote) Those who vote "Aye" should be targeted for defeat in the Republican primaries.