Pelosi, Reid, Sharpton, and the unions say no cuts to entitlements, none whatsover. We are back at 2007 level federal revenues but the federal spending is more than $1T higher. All those bullshit sudden ineffective 'stimulus' increases in medicare, disability, etc. are 'untouchable necessities' now. Proposed higher taxes won't come close to closing the gap. The dishonesty of those miserable fuckers, I can never compromise with that shit. It is a socialist vote gathering scheme pure and simple- a one way political ratchet designed to crank up then scream about fairness when somebody wants it pulled back.... if any of you have delusions about some sort of grand compromise to save this place, forget it. Welcome to the end of liberty, this is what it looks like. Your future looks like Italy but worse, imagine Italy with Brazil's race demographics, powerfully deadly. We need to split up into some sort of federation where each region can run it's entitlement system as it sees fit.