The President is saying he wants $1.6 Trillion in revenue increases as part of any deal and supposedly told Progressives that he will not budge. However, do any of you Progressives understand that he has said he wants $4 trillion in total deficit savings and that his declaration of not budging is directed toward YOU and not the Republicans? Is it being grokked yet that he is already giving away a 1:1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases? That means he wants $2.4 trillion in spending cuts. Why? Didn’t he win a mandate? At the very least, which such a close election, can’t a reasonable compromise be 52%-48% revenue increases to spending cuts to approximate the election results? Just some questions I’d like some of you to start asking.