I know about the GOP turn-down of any areas of negotiation if any tax is added.
What I'm enjoying is the simple fact that most Americans get it!~ They see the GOP as the party that is unwilling to work out any compromise, and that's the majority of voters including conservatives and independents.
If the GOP holds the line on no compromise or negotiation, most Americans will feel the pain. That pain is going to translate into votes for the democrats in future elections.
We should do away with members of congress who are unwilling to compromise or negotiate; they only hinder the work that's needed to help our country - and the world. Our economy will dramatically impact the world economy when our GDP sinks to new lows. That's because even small economies like Greece can sink most of Europe's economy; that's the reason they are giving loans to Greece - out of desperation - knowing that Greece is unable to pay back the loans.
Nobody is that connected to the US economy - to give us loans when our credit rating sinks.
The GOP, the party who's "no new taxes" since GW Bush's 2001-2002 tax cuts hasn't produced in jobs still wants to follow with more tax cuts for the wealthy. They don't need more tax cuts; they don't know what to do with all the money they've gained for three decades. Even Gates and Buffett says they can pay more in taxes than can the middle class and the poor.
Who are the GOP advocating for? They are leading blindly with their misguided goals into decimating this country, and they might succeed.
The irony is that many conservatives are going to suffer the pain too! They act as though it'll only impact the liberals.