Why are Republican soooooo naive? Raise taxes and get a cut in spending at some unpredetermined time. How stupid do Republicans have to be to believe that Democrats are going to get serious about spending? It is Lucy taking away the football as Charlie Brown kicks all over again. Just like Charlie Brown, Republicans fall for the same trick over and over again. Just go over the cliff; at least their will be spending cuts; okay, taxes go up for everyone, but at least the pain is spread upon everyone.