Democrats want to keep the bush tax cuts for the 98% and the Republicans dont want the rates going up for anyone including the 2%. So if the Democrats dont want rates going up for the 98% and the Republicans dont want the rates to go up for the 2% wouldnt the compromise be the rates not going up for anyone. But democrats idea of compromise is do what I want. Republicans should do is pass what Obama wants and that is the extension of the Bush tax cuts just for the 98% and on the same bill add the end of the base line budgeting and automatic spending increases. That is all we would need to start forcing the senate to start passing a budget and stop with the cuts lies that are really just a lower increase in spending and not a real cut at all.