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BREAKING: GOP Counters WH Offer on Fiscal Cliff, Embraces Bowles-Simpson Variant

AmyDB Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:35 PM
nope...don't give the "win" to BHO. Make him & the progressives _TAKE_ it. There is always a third option, it's just debatable as to how effective it will be & if it's worth it or not.

Well, this move by Speaker Boehner doesn't exactly follow my Simpson-Bowles playbook to a tee -- but Erskine Bowles does make an appearance, and Republicans are going on (realistic, reasonable) offense.  In a new letter addressed to the president, House Republican leaders firmly reject the president's non-starter "proposal," pointedly decline to counter with an equally unrealistic wish list, and offer an alternative bipartisan solution: