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

byeBarry Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:00 PM
President Bush, America misses you!
jay_p Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:30 PM
You mean the one that put us into two wars, one over oil and another that Obama had to finish off, passed the worst educational bill in history (No Child Left Behind), and took our national debt to historic highs? Or his father?
upwithRomney Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 6:08 PM
You are forgetting that the wars were never funded, that he passed a Part D entitlement that was likewise not funded, reduced taxes yet lost millions of jobs, and pushed up the deficit by more than all of the previous Presidents combined. He also started TARP, the stimulus (actually 2 of them), and the Auto bailout. He spent more than Obama on trips and took more vacation time on his ranch. His tax rates were overall higher than Obamas and the abortion rate was much higher than they are now. Love Bush do you? Conservative was he?
Zak8 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 6:17 PM
I love reading stupid comments from the Obama lovers. All the records belong to the monkey currently in the white house. Ever seen the deficit lately? Have you even heard of the fiscal cliff?

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...