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

MacQ - Texas Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:34 PM
Those are what Obama would consider "wins"...more people unemployed, more people dependent og govt. Next time he wants something, he has a whole slew of people to threaten with not sending out their checks...not jsut people on social security.

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: