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Anatomy of a Flop: GOP "Cliff" Counter-Offer Fizzles

getthelibsout Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:45 PM
remember ALL that bullshine odumbo kept spoutin about w. driving the car into the ditch? well, jug ears is drivin the car now, so i say we let him wreck it
lois01 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:48 PM
Bush did such an epic job of wrecking the car...time to take a break from that.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:05 PM
You're right. Barry is doing a much better with the economy.

Yesterday evening we reported the details of House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" compromise offer to the White House, which offered real ideological concessions, to the tune of $800 Billion in new revenues.  The plan -- originally conceived last year by the Democratic co-chairman of the debt commission, Erskine Bowles -- also calls for the reduction of both discretionary and mandatory spending, making needed (albeit small-ball) reforms to the largest drivers of our debt.  Unlike the president's risible, widely-panned proposal last week, Republicans' new negotiating posture offers genuine compromise: (a) It has bipartisan origins, (b) it achieves "balance," (c) it...