Right now we have the Obama Administration offering the grand bargain that the right side of the isle should give him what he wants and then after that they can negotiate on some of what they want. Obviously that is not how it is being spun but, that pretty much sums it up.
The Right canít give in and avoid a mob with pitchforks, which the left of course knows perfectly well. This allows all of the left to blame the impending tax increases and spending cuts on the Republicans. On the other hand it also allows both the Democrats and republicans to honestly ( by political standards) to give a portion of those rates back and expect the public to be thankful because, after all they voted to lower your taxes. Probably (if figured with the slimy skills they posses) the largest tax cut in the history of the United states.