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

DagNabbit Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:13 PM
Since tax increases won't hurt the economy, it's no wonder this stupid proposal won't fly. Thanks, Mr. president. That's why we reelected you.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:32 PM
Revenue has already been increasing. There is a spending problem. How difficult is that to understand?
byeBarry Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:17 PM
So tax 100% and utopia, right?

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: