I understand that every now and then a compromise may be necessary but too many compromises have resulted in the government we have now. Our current government is out of control with no end in site. The current "deal" is supposed to balance things out in ten years. Ten years!? TEN YEARS!!!??? Ten years is two plus presidential terms away. Ten years is meaningless because so much WILL happen in the next ten years that will influence and change much of whatever is in any bill. Ten years is less than a trillion so, relatively it doesn't sound like that much. But, in real time ten years is meaningless. "Balancing" the budget in ten years is sort of like someone owing you $1,000.00 that you need to pay your mortgage this month, telling you they will pay you $10.00 a month for the next ten years. Not helpful.
By the way Hobbits are know for being dependable hard working folks, not always seen, but in the end the hobbit won the day. Gollum...he just wanted the power of the ring. So, Senator McCain, don't be a Gollum, be a hobbit.