Republicans said they were fighting tax increases going to increased spending. The Democrats ran, and won, on taxing those making $250,000 or more….

So, the obvious answer, (which I think everyone would want to take back to their districts and brag upon before the next election), is to tax those making over $250,000 and earmark that extra money towards paying down the debt, not extra spending.

If taxes go up, and the costs of running our government comes down, every Congress person should win re-election in two years.