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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:38 PM
Obama didn't like S-B, that's why he never implimented any of it. He just created that commission to appear as if he was doing something about our debt. He never had any intentions of adopting their recommendations. It was a farse.

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...