With the tax increases that were passed at the beginning of the year, the Democrats got what they asked for, more taxes on the rich. But of course, now they want even more. I am waiting for them to propose meaningful reductions in spending. That's why there is a sequestration. They don't believe that there is a spending problem. Until they do, their is no room for serious discussion.
I found this quote from a WSJ article on the sequester:
In the current dustup, Mr. Obama is showing little appetite for negotiating with leaders on Capitol Hill. Thursday, Mr. Obama spoke by phone with Mr. Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, his first time speaking to either GOP leader in weeks. People familiar with the call said it did little to bring the two sides closer to agreement.
*In one example, Rush Limbaugh was described as "a mouthpiece of the Republican Party" when he is not a spokesman and if he was, the loaded term "mouthpiece" shouldn't be used by a self respecting news organization.