It's the SPENDING stupid! I don't understand what they're trying to solve here. Who cares if tax rates go up a bit it they don't get the deficit under control? I hate paying taxes as much as anyone, but Republicans need to make sure people see a connection between the gluttonous spending in Washington and the taxes we pay. Keeping taxes low while continuing to spend like drunk sailors is neither responsible nor a winning strategy. Clearly what Boehner is saying is that he doesn't care about spending as long as tax rates don't go up much. That's just simply corrupt and immoral.