It is hard to believe that the Democrats and Republicans can't come up with the following as a way to break the logjam in D.C.:
In return, the Democrats agree to delay the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate by a year (but people can still sign up; it just not mandatory), delete the 2.3 percent medical device tax and agree to a balanced 2015 budget with two-thirds through cuts and one-third through tax increases to get there.
Everybody is a winner and nobody loses too much.
This is from a long-time "D" who is now an "R" and is about to become an "I."
Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville