Let's see how "sincere" the Dems are (haha). Take tax rates back to 2000 levels, including FICA, cut all budgets (except SS and Medicare) to 2007 levels. And when the Ds reject that (which is 99% sure), tell them (with a press conference, the ball is in their court. Their current plan of $80-100B yearly tax increase and future (haha) $1B spending cuts doesn't make the grade. Tie any debt ceiling increase talks to the above.