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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

HarryReidsAGreatAmerican Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:04 PM
What else do you expect from The Party of Ideas?
D G Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:05 PM
The Ryan Plan is superior to any other alternatives.
T172 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:08 PM
Ryan's plan didn't name one loop hole he'd close, it was incomplete at best.

Democrats appear to have the upper hand on the politics of the fiscal cliff, which might explain their brash pronouncements and mind-blowing conceptualization of "compromise."  This morning I outlined three possible contingencies for Republicans, none of which is especially attractive.  But is there a fourth way?  The GOP's dilemma is a doozy.  Their opponents, emboldened by the election, are pushing for counter-productive tax hikes on "the rich" -- a politically popular...