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

MacQ - Texas Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:25 PM
Wouldn't screw seniors at all... Obamacare is taking care of screwing the current ones. But in the future...since you folks have aborted so many potential taxpayers and let too many of the rest of them off the hook...there won't be money for people who are younger and now in the workforce. So the eligibility age for that and social security are3 going to have to be raised at some point.

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: