The only acceptable compromise is to raise all taxes (not just the rich). Until it starts hitting people in the wallet, they will keep asking for the free stuff.
i now consider myself a southerner (originally from maryland) but the best civil war general was sherman. his march to the sea took the war to the heartland of the confederacy and ended the war by many months. if you don’t want to win, don’t get in a war. the only way to turn this thing around is to hit everyone. everyone pays their fair share TAX THE POOR they take and don’t give.