1) it's a good campaign speech.
2) he's not entirely wrong.
3) how can YOU say to granny, you know what, you should pay for all your medical care yourself to give the rich a few % less in tax cuts they survived quite comfortably before.
4) there's only one loser in all this, the American people. Continue your partisan bickering, continue believing compromise is an evil thing, you deserve what's going to happen to you if you continue this game.
5) when history looks back, the only ones to blame will be yourselves.
Given this internal contradiction, its hard to otherwise respond beyond pointing out the issues with your analysis.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
There's nothing wrong with raising taxes somewhat on those who make over $250K a year. This is a "principle" thingie; not reality. As to making granny pay more for Medicare, if Granny's got a $1 million estate....if Granny's making an income of $80K+ a year...Granny can damn well afford to pay more than $95/month for her hospitalization. Gimme a break!!
Thank you, Quazi!