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

americathebeautiful Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:16 PM
But renny, the obama's - so called Christmas vacation - is something that none of us can afford. That so called vacation will cost the taxpayers over 5 million dollars. Last year, the obama's spent 1.4 BILLION DOLLARS on vacations and theater dates and golfng and personal trips. Now i dn't know about you, but I don't know a single taxpayer who can afford that damnable chicanery. And another thing....muslims don'tcelebrate Christmas. Shucks....muslims ONLY celebrate killing the infidels.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:42 PM
You realize of course that none of that is true...its just the hate flowing out.

Its good to let it out, but there's no need to subject the rest of us to it---just let the hate flow in your shed or the outhouse.

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: