Must the Democrats cave on everything? I don't want to hear the, "Well, they got this," or "Well, they got that." Lay out the choices for the voting population to see, show how the Republicans are obstructionists who only worry about the super-rich (the top 1.5 percent of the population making over $250,000), and hold your freaking ground!
Extend unemployment insurance, increase taxes on the top 1.5 percent, include $40 in tax breaks for students and families, apply a more progressive estate tax, and offer a 2 percent employee payroll tax credit. [These are only a few of the things they should be demanding. I wish they would do a lot more.] But don't move an inch to compromise with the Republicans anymore.
It's time to stop negotiating. The Republicans haven't budged on anything. They haven't even feigned an attempt at governance. It's time to start making them stand behind their ludicrous positions and expose them for the self-serving frauds they are.