This compromise will help the middle class,but it adds 900 billion dollar to the country's deficit. The Republicans ran on reducing the deficit and now they are asking for a tax breaks for the rich which would cost this country 700 billion in taxes revenue. Over a two year period this tax break will add 3.7 trillion dollars to the US deficit jack it up to 13 Trillion dollars. I know that the Democrats are having a problem with the compromise I am to, but they had a chance to pass the original bill that president Obama proposed. Where the taxes break only affect couples earning over $250,000 per- year and individuals earning over $200,000 a year. Now, the Republicans are willing to hold the nation hostage to their political wants damn the American people. Instead of the press asking the president why did he make this compromise, they should be asking the Republicans why are they holding the American people hostage. It is just unbelievable that they would reject the unemployment benefits which would help so many unemployed Americans.