I've had enough of the "voter dismay" stuff. The fact is, voters voted for this president who is determined to keep campaigning and refusing to compromise. Blaming "both sides" is all a lot of hooey. There is only one side to blame here. Republicans need to pass a tax cut for the middle class above the Bush cuts and cut spending like crazy. This way the middle class might actually support them. And this would also have the effect of denying cash to the federal beast. Cut government, that is the answer.