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Naked Capitalism and similar sites and commenter have said Obama will do a Grand Bargain.
From an article on the fiscal crisis:
Stuck on Usual Quarrel: Raising New Revenue by Jackie Calmes
“On the one hand, the speaker says he wants to have an open negotiation; on the other hand, he is shutting the door to eliminating a single tax break for the purpose of reducing the deficit,” said Representative Chris Van Hollen, Democrat of Maryland.
On the Republican side, a senior Congressional aide who declined to be identified while the parties were trying to break the impasse, said flatly: “We’re never going to have a grand bargain with this president, I think that is safe to say. Ever.”