The moderate Democratic blogger in Kentucky opines: "Lately, our government, especially our legislature, has been polarized by a faction, the Tea Party, that rejects compromise on principle. Moreover, the federal legislature has been hamstrung by a pledge that many members of one party, the Republican Party, made to never raise taxes, no matter what effect that has on the country."
He continues his commentary: "There are happy signs that the logjam in the legislature is breaking up. The uncompromising faction lost more than it gained in the recent election. This frees the establishment of their host party, the Republicans, to make deals in the usual way, to move the government forward. Recently, there has been another happy trend: many Republican leaders who signed the 'never raise taxes' pledge are expressing a willingness to shrug off that straightjacket."
Booker Rising response: What will Democrats be giving up in this "compromise"? Or is "compromise" only about Republicans caving in to Big Government? We could tax the top 10% at 100% and it still wouldn't significantly improve America's dire fiscal situation.