I agree that Obama has made clear his non-negotiable demand for increased taxes on those earning over $200,000 ($125,000 for married couples) on top of the Obamacare tax increase already scheduled for Jan. I was waiting for Republicans to make their non-negotiable spending cut demand, but can't find any. So they will be rolled while the leadership seems more interested in purging tea-party types. On defense, Republicans won't have a believable spending plan until thy put forth a national security strategy. I don't think they will because of the neo-con faction.