Even the greatest DUMMY in the world knows that in negotiation, you first put forth the most rediculous request, knowing, it will be narrowed down.
It appears as though Republicans, or as they are better depicted - Panda to Democrat Party, they have no concept of how to do this.
When the Usurper-in-Chief requested $1.6 trillion. The Panada to Democrats - at least to show forth some backbone, ought to have counteracted with, $2.6 trillion reduced spending.
BUT no! The Panda to DEmocrats came crawling before Obama on hands and knees offering a deal. SICKENING!