Larry, the 50% of Americans who pay federal income taxes are sick and tired of the shenanigans in Washington. We balance our personal finances and are responsible in managing our debt. We expect this of the federal gov't.
The ONLY way out of our fiscal mess is to REDUCE SPENDING! Tax increases can be considered, but, the focus must be serious spending cuts. Boehner should pay more attention to reducing gov't spending/borrowing rather than any meaningless tax increase on "the wealthy".