It seems like they should be able to make a deal that raises the marginal rate. Maybe Obama throws a bone and knocks a small % off the raise. To make it look like repubs fought etc etc. Then come to an agreement on defense spending. IMO defense and military seems to be easier for them to make agreements on. Then maybe to offset what repubs say will kill growth you cut the corp tax rate a bit.
Dont try and cut the deficit in 10 yrs its too big of a hole. I think we could have great growth just getting it moving in the right direction.