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

TeaLeaves00 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:48 PM
The President ran on higher taxes and was re-elected.. but that doesn't mean the Republicans were re-elected on that stand. Raising taxes so the president can keep spending all our money on new cellphones for the poor, condoms for college girls, as well as porn and partying for his political friends, would be foolish at least, and political suicide for the Republicans.
jay_p Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:59 PM
Do you actually believe the drivel that you write? If so, I honestly feel sorry for you. It's obvious you're incapable of thinking and making decisions for yourself.
lois01 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:52 PM
derp; derp and some more derp
Jerry555 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:54 PM
loadedass; loadedass, and some more loadedass
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:50 PM
Jenny's post is a vivid demonstration of why its so hard to get an agreement---there's just so much re-orienting to the reality-based community that needs to happen before you can accomplish anything.

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: