Furthermore, since it is Obama's fault that the US is in this situation, I will say that is it Obama who has the responsibility to compromise.
I hope people can see through Obama's rhetoric and fear mongering:
Let's "set politics aside" and "do some tough stuff," Obama told reporters at a White House news conference. But "if Washington operates as usual and can't get anything done, let's at least avert [uh] Armageddon."If Obama is so hell bent on averting "Armageddon," then why doesn't he listen to Republicans? Surely he recognizes the roll he played in the US's debt problem, so, if he's reasonable, he will do what is necessary to prevent "Armageddon." In addition, he could have raised the debt ceiling when Democrats controlled congress. Like I said, it Obama's responsibility to compromise here. He caused the problem, he failed to act when he could have, and he is the one claiming how terrible things will be when the US defaults.
I hope the Republicans don't compromise and demonstrate that they actually have metaphorical spines.