You do realize Obama offered Boehner $10 in spending cuts for every $1 of tax increases and the speaker of the house refused. If you can't compromise with a 10 to 1 favor then you obviously have no intention of doing any work.
Hikes in the actual tax rates are non-negotiable. It would completely violate the basic principles of every Republican, conservative, and libertarian. It's not compromise if you're deliberately violating the principles of the people you're trying to bargain with.
Obama doesn't want compromise. He just wants to make a show of it, but ensure that the deal is too poisonous for the Republicans to touch. If he actually wanted to compromise, he would offer Boehner the same plan with additional revenue through elimination of tax credits and deductions, rather than through hikes in the marginal tax rates. Obama is one of the shittiest leaders this country has ever had.
Dude you are the biggest bullshitter, the only reason republicans refuse to raise taxes is to appease their campaign contributors. They have been given overwhelming favor in negotiations and absolutely refuse to negotiate. Obama gives them ten to one favor and they still refuse to cooperate, there's nothing they can do about that. And I'm fully aware of what Americans for Prosperity is and why it's destroying this country.
It's the kind of plan we often see in Belgium. Personally, I think the USA has become too divided because of the two party system. It's become an Us vs Them thing rather than electing the most capable government. Because of that, the people are quick to demonize the other party instead of trying to understand where they're coming from. That makes compromises very hard to pull off for today's politicians. It's quite a distressing social evolution.