Democrats have done this every time we get close to the debt ceiling. They make Republicans compromise their principles, then never follow through with their side. Republicans can do two things. They can just tell the Democrats "Do what you want. America voted and chose Obama and spendaholic Democrats so we are going to give America what you voted for". Vote present on every bill and make the Democrats OWN what ever happens. The other option is to allow the Bush cuts to expire and force government spending reductions on EVERYTHING then present tax reduction bills for everyone making less than 1 million per year and dare the Democrats to oppose tax reduction for the middle class.