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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

Jim Oakland Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:50 PM
The only way out of the fiscal cliff is to agree to repeal it, extend the debt ceiling temporarily 3 months and let the new congress compromise without a panic to hurry to a decision. Stop believing these stupid government antics. Tell your congress members to repeal the "fiscal cliff" law and extend the credit ceiling a small amount so congress can slowly workout a deal in a rational non-hurried way. This panic deadline is dishonest.

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...