A compromise is needed to deal with the debt problem. It is a word that is anathema to the GOP. Back in the good old days, when republicans put the good of the country over their own ambitions, things always improved. The GOP does not care about the country's welfare anymore. If they want the DEMS to stay in power all they have to do is to continue their current ways of dismissing the people that they serve. Not just dems or reps, just everyone. I used to vote GOP a lot. Those days are gone. Unfortunately, for them.