The Republicans were unable to hang the tanking economy on Barry and company, and they can not avoid being the bad guys if they refuse to raise taxes on the upper 2%. Best move is go along with best deal they can get maybe a raise from $250 k to $600 or something. And then get real some real spending cuts, and i don't mean smaller raises. Failing these, vote present, predict disaster, and give Barry what he wants. There is no good path, but the House asked for this when they made this deal during the debt ceiling negotiations. It was obvious at the time they gave away the farm.