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Shocker: Democrats Reject Yet Another 'Cliff' Plan They Once Supported

beowulfe Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 12:04 PM
Hey, MC, I'll say it again: I'll take the Clinton era tax rates if we can also have the Clinton era spending levels! As you've pointed out, those years were pretty great for the economy, so how about it?

This could make for one hell of a drinking game.  Step one: Republicans propose an idea that high-ranking Democrats have explicitly supported in the very recent past.  Step two: Democrats unceremoniously dump all over the idea, calling it "unacceptable," "dead on arrival," or whatever the dismissive pejorative of the day may be.  Step three: Drink (and I've got just the beverage in mind for this occasion).  The trouble is that by this stage in our interminable cliff charade, everyone involved would be too wasted to negotiate any further -- which actually might not be the worst thing in...