The Republicans need to wait to see what the President and Dems propose in a BILL. And keep asking for the Dem bill not offereing anything until they offer a bill. Then offer "in the spirit of compromise" to agree to support making all the Bush tax cuts permanen texcept the top 2% that the President has said he wants if the Dems will support cutting all the Departments/agencies/line items that were reported for waste and fraud by the GAO reports of the last two year. If they have enough money to waste they have too much.Then agree to work on all the rest afterward. That would be $80billion in new revenue and $300+billion in cuts - more than for years!