My suggestion for the GOP
I'll be very brief. There are two thesises we learned from you during this election campaign: a) The unbalanced budget is the absolute evil and b) Taxes on the upper 2% is also the absolute evil. There is a natural way out of this difficulty that solves the contentious Bush tax cut issue once and for all while avoiding both these evils: repeal the tax cuts for everyone except the upper 2%. It may sound like a tough decision, but when you think of it, it won't alienate any voters except those who don't vote for you anyway. Just say the word, Mr. Boehner!