The question for House Republicans is now simple. What is worse, the cliff of the deal? At least the cliff has spending cuts. The deal will probably pass. But we need to HAMMER spending. HAMMER AND HAMMER AND HAMMER!!!! Spending is the problem. We cannot collect enough taxes to pay for the spending. We must own the spending argument.
The other thing we must do is pull this into perspective. The deficit is over a trillion per year. The revenue is shown as 600 billion, but that is over 10 years. So this deal even at its best only raises enough revenue to cover about 5% of the deficit.