I was reading the Political Animal today. In my opinion, he is one of the best progressive bloggers. In the middle of one of his posts was it... the healthcare debate in a nutshell.
From Political Animal:
[R]ight there in the Cabinet Room, the President put a proposal on the table, according to two people who were present. Obama said he was willing to curb malpractice awards, a move long sought by the Republicans and certain to bring strong opposition from the trial lawyers who fund the Democratic Party.
What, he wanted to know, did the Republicans have to offer in return? Nothing, it turned out. Republicans were unprepared to make any concessions, if they had any to make.
This is the problem. The Republicans are happy to call Obama and the Dems names - socialist, fascist, etc but they have NO solutions to any problem facing the American people.