A government that does little is what most people want. You describe compromise as compromising with failure. No compromise is an extreme position and we see that doesn't usually work either. You don't want government loans but you don't mind taxes being raised forever rather than having a loan for a short period of time. How is that better? Look at the drug addicts living under bridges and in the parks all around Seattle. You think it would be better to house them without any restrictions? For the true homeless there are shelters. Drug addicts don't want that because they have to continue doing drugs and they have to continue committing crimes to pay for the drugs. Do you think if we did that (provided better housing) they would stop using drugs or use more drugs? Where is the motivation to work and to be productive if it's easy to be a drug user and have everything provided? We need more productive people, not less. How many productive people do you know on the far left? Who is more productive, you or James?