Death By Liberalism
It is a mistake to view tax increases and spending cuts as equal partners in the debt debate. The mission of patriots is not continued unconstitutional big government that happens to be operating with a balanced budget - it's to begin the march back toward the small federal government our founders envisioned.
Tax increases run counter to our purpose - creating new revenue streams just eases the pressure on the big government crowd, and they'll overspend the new revenues just like they do the existing ones. It will continue to be Death by Liberalism.