Since we're going to govern by subjective definitions and emotional triggers, who gets to dictate what "fair" means? Seems like any one group defining something that holds to both parties, defeats the entire concept of fair. Unless, of course, both parties have a predetermined agreement as to the exact definitions and rules of engagement.
Since we do not, then we must understand that they do not want FAIR, they want the results that THEY deem fair - e.g. their desired outcome.
Anything less than their way, is.....unfair.
You simply cannot logic with these people...so let's stop trying.
I say, dig in your heels and shut this MoFo down in March. And let it STAY shut down until spending cuts are enacted.