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Surreal: Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposal Stuns Washington

John W11 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:42 AM
It's simple, the House Republicans should break spending and taxing into two bills. State their opposition to more taxes forcefully, but then say they are willing to do what they can to keep from going over the cliff. Propose a clean bill that ONLY includes all the Obama/Dem tax increases. Then when it comes up for vote, all Republicans vote present and let the bill pass. Then trumpet how they negoteated in good faith with the president and gave him his taxes. Don't do the any cuts and don't take away the ceiling and then go home for Christmas. Then Obama has to make the cuts to avoid the ceiling. End of story Republicans win PR battel.

Republicans have been asking for the White House's plan for some time now -- well, they finally got one.  Oh my:

House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong...