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

HarryReidAllAmericanFag Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:30 PM
The Republicans and Democrats are rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. Massive cuts in taxes and spending are needed to if there is any hope of restoring the economy, and bringing down the debt and defict. Current spending UNSUSTAINABLE! 16,000 billion dollars in debt. No democratic plan to grow the economy, Just tax away thinking that Golden Goose will keep producing. Ship of fools.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:40 PM
Bitter Clinger in PA: This time around the fingerprints of all the Dems will be ALL OVER the scene
of the crime.

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: