There was an election and the Republicans won the house..........called balance of power. Obama campaigned on $800 Billion tax increase, now wants $1.6 Billion but won't put up spending cuts so screw him. Send plan B to Reid, if he won't allow a vote screw him and the horse he rode in on. Let the sequester happen, then we have the cuts we need and the negotiations will be to increase spending which may work. Obviously, negotiations to cut spending are failing. Realize that cutting spending keeps these welfare programs alive for the future. Without spending cuts, when interest rates go up, most of tax collections will go to pay interest on a $20 Trillion debt in four years.