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...
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In what world will the press hold the dems responsible for anything negative? Not in this one, certainly, and with the vast majority of the incredibly ignorant population getting its news from John Stewart, Colbert, and Letterman (if at all), even BSNBC doesn't have to work very hard (or have many viewers) to get its message out. Short of finding a few more honest Dems (almost an oxymoron, but not quite) like Gergen and a couple of others to put on every possible program, it is almost impossible for any reasonable, honest spokesman to get air for the Republican viewpoint. Personally, I say let's hit the cliff. Ultimately, the American people hold the President responsible because so few even know the Congress exists!
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