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Why Liberals Hate the New Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

Dan_NV Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 7:12 PM
And so it continues; a political circus where grown adults act more like juveniles than the children for whom they claim are the basis of all things government. The whole of what is now nothing more than a rotting chamber of dysfunction rather than the seat of governance has descended into a political quagmire from which there is no escape. They refuse to consider the bright beacon that is the only off ramp on the way to the complete destruction of the foundations of this nation: "Stop the damn infighting and take of business." For want of a rational act our nation was lost.

The short and obvious explanation is that the revamped proposal emphasizes spending reductions, which is a blow to Democrats' false mantra du jour; namely, that the country doesn't have a spending problem.  The Atlantic's Derek Thompson gripes that the new bipartisan framework, advanced by the former co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission earlier this week, emits a distinct whiff of Republicanism. The MSNBC crew is predictably unimpressed, as are lefty bloggers like