There's no price too high to achieve Obama's socialist utopia (so long as it's someone else doing the paying.) For Democrats going over the fiscal falls is a win-win so long as they control the dialog. They get a revenue gusher to re-distribute to their favorite crony supporters AND they get to blame the Republicans for the bad. And while we're all watching the negoitations theater Obama is using his rock star staus, bully pulpit, and a compliant, fawning media to discredit and destroy a hapless GOP that is leaderless and in disarray. No matter the already strapped middle class will be hardest hit and the market will tank. Those exepecting Obama to come to the rescue are only fooling themselves as to this man's real intent.