Here's a great poll question, brought to you courtesy of the Boston Globe.
I read the weekly globe as I sometimes do when I can get my hands on one, even though, well, because I'm an internet news junkie, nothing except the local news is news to me. The first headline to catch my eye was naturally the first one, detailing Obama and Boehner's exchanges over the past few days.
Halfway through the front page, the author asked "Will Republicans ever be able to say Yes?" The question was formed out of the stances and concessions that the two parties have created so far, as well as the recent history of the use of the word "NO". In this debate, Democrats have and are attempting to make spending cuts, and the White House bill is even more generous (to the GOP's demands) than the bipartisan bill crafted in the State House. However, when the question of raising taxes for the wealthy has been asked, Republicans have balked, denied whatever else was on the table at that time, and given their usual "No", before walking out of the meeting.
I think that this would be an excellent time to point out that a majority of Americans is in favor of tax increases for the wealthy.
So, what's your opinion? Will Republicans ever be able to say "Yes"? Why do you think so (or not)?