To agree to ANY tax hikes is suicidal, and the GOP-e is no different than the Dem's....they will NOT cut spending in any meaningful way, but will agree that "future cuts" are on the table (more realistically, realistic spending cuts will not happen until we go broke and cannot get anyone to lend more money to the USA, and the Dollar becomes worthless paper).
I agree. The GOP will be dog meat with its base if they raise taxes and the economy will tank. The GOP should ride this thing right over the cliff and take the heat. They have 2 years to recover from the blame and will be in the drivers seat to force the necessary cuts. I figured out my tax nut at the increased rate and will be thrilled to pay it while I watch all the hypocrites feel the pain.