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...
The House republicans have to be clever with the legislative agenda. Instead of being painted as obstructionists, they should let the consequence explain the moral differences between the two views. There was no need for the House republicans to fight for the continuation of Bush tax rates in 2010. They should have let it expire thus taking away the left’s narrative of "tax cut for the rich". House republicans have another shot at letting the consequences of liberal policies do the explaining.
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