I agree. The Republicans do lack some spine and they don't actually cut spending.
Which is why I am SO PROUD of those 50 or so "Tea Party" candidates, who were elected back in 2010, who have gotten themselves some spine and are standing up and being just as stubborn about Taxes as Obama is. Obama considers "compromising" to be "Do everything I want," and wants to raise taxes on the so-called rich. The Tea Party Candidates are saying "No! We'll do it our way or no way!" And they won't vote for more taxes... for anyone.