Political leaders from both parties have been forced into budget talks for days by President Obama. Each is steadfastly holding to their alleged constituent pledges and seem to be absolutely defiant to making any concessions to the other side. Democrats refuse to budge on curtailing entitlement programs. Republicans are adamant about not allowing tax increases. The President refuses to allow Congress to sweep the matter under the rug with another debt ceiling increase. CNN has a nice summary of the various proposals currently at play. What is the proper mix of acquiescence towards achieving a real solution?
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