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Anatomy of a Flop: GOP "Cliff" Counter-Offer Fizzles

byeBarry Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:03 PM
America's poor is the richest in the world.
roman69 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:51 PM
No they get better benefits in most other European countries. Australia and Canda have a larger saftey net and treat their poor much better. But the US does treat their poor much better than most and what? You would like to treat them worse?
getthelibsout Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:26 PM
you got that right...other nations look at our "poor" and wonder WTF
byeBarry Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:26 PM
Is my post true, yes or no?

Yesterday evening we reported the details of House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" compromise offer to the White House, which offered real ideological concessions, to the tune of $800 Billion in new revenues.  The plan -- originally conceived last year by the Democratic co-chairman of the debt commission, Erskine Bowles -- also calls for the reduction of both discretionary and mandatory spending, making needed (albeit small-ball) reforms to the largest drivers of our debt.  Unlike the president's risible, widely-panned proposal last week, Republicans' new negotiating posture offers genuine compromise: (a) It has bipartisan origins, (b) it achieves "balance," (c) it...