It really is amazing that more cuts than tax revenue isn't enough for the ideologues. With the cuts being a sure thing and the temporary tax increase, in their eyes, a sure to fail proposal; what is to gain here?
So it looks like next Tuesday is the day. The Dems meanwhile have their talking points and are sticking to them. Even Terry Goddard has chimed in after being silent through the entire process. While I don't blame them for saying the things they are, their proposals have been unrealistic and too far to the left to be considered viable options. Some would say true leaders (even when in minority positions) come up with good ideas that actually have a chance to be implemented. Every proposal I saw from them was just too far out in left field to even be considered.