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

Ernest fm AR Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:48 PM
So, Brucie, you don't think Obama told the truth when he said he took $716 Billion from Medicare to cover the costs of Obamacare? I mean, HE'S the one who said it! Surely you're not calling the Commander-in-Chief a LIAR?!

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: