Some of you Humans can really be petty when it comes to money and politics. The American government has a problem of spending more $ than it takes in. The government receives tax $ and then spends them to provide services to you Humans who live in the U.S.A. So, to solve the problem you have to take in more tax $ or provide less services or a combination of both. Some Humans prefer less taxes and less services (especially services for someone else). Other Humans prefer to keep their services and are willing to have higher taxes (especially if those taxes have a greater effect on someone else). President Obama being a pragmatic Human (unusually intelligent for your species) wants to solve the problem with a compromise (a balance between less services and more taxes). That is the fair way. However, the radical Tea Party Children want things their way or no way and are ready to destroy the credibility of the U.S.A. to get their way. We dogs would not be so juvenile.