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

chipsmydog Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:05 PM
Liberals never have a reasonable answer to the logic and sheer common sense that is inherent with conservative professors and commentators. Humanistic liberals idolize their feelings and believe whatever thoughts come into their heads. Conservatives trust principle and truth, more than any group in the world.

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: