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

lois01 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:15 PM
LOL; more of Boehners plan: implement a less generous formula for calculating cost of living adjustments in Social Security. Social Security doesn't drive the deficit. Everyone proposing to cut it should be regarded as being interested only in trashing Social Security, not in addressing the deficit.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:17 PM
Meanwhile, your president seems more interested in dissing his political opponents than he is in the American people. As usual.
lois01 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:19 PM
Ummmm...the GOP is willing to let 100% of the US population suffer in order cater to the top 2% - just doesn't seem like a very patriotic way to govern to me...
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:21 PM
You misunderstand and seem happy to parrot democrat talking points.
It's not about the uber wealthy (those are mostly Obama's friends anyway). It's about jobs and business.
Petrus64 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:22 PM
Lois, we are all suffering because of Obama thinks he is smarter than us.

And don't school us on Patriotism when He hates the Constituion.

americathebeautiful Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:25 PM
MacQ. Please understand, loonlois IS a parrot and she/he/it has NEVER had a single original thought of her/his/its own. Also keep in mind that she/he/it has undergrad degrees in "SOMETHING Studies" and as you know that degree and $2 will buy you a cup of starbucks coffee.

wdwrkr Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:04 PM
Ummm...the Dems are willing to let everyone suffer because of their demented obsession with raising tax rates on only one segment of the population.

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: