Let them have their tax increase. Do a trade off. Have them attach a bill which puts restriction on our voting privileges. You have to pay a 20% or higher tax rate in order to qualfy to vote. That mean the rich fat cats (1% & 2)crowd will not have a vote unless they pay their fair share...and that is what you want is it not? This means the middle class who the Democrats are trying to protect will be in control in the next election. Not the super rich or the super poor do nothing crowd. This would solve a lot of problems near term and long term....don't you think?