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

Jerry555 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 8:03 PM
Close Loophole and deductions, this will create more money than Dinjee Harry's tax hike, this tax hikeis a ploy, to make the Middle Class pay. Entitlement cuts across the board. Simple. Stick to it.

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: