Obama, as I said, is going to shoot himself and the dems in the foot. 2/3rds of the people in this Country want a BALANCED approach to the deficit. tax increases AND cuts to entitlement programs and other things. NBC/WSJ poll: Two-thirds support balanced deficit deal - First Read It is what he promised he would do if reelected. He has refused to offer any cuts so far and said point blank he would not offer cuts on entitlements. Remind us again how the Republicans will get all the blame if Obama offers no cuts.