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Anatomy of a Flop: GOP "Cliff" Counter-Offer Fizzles

Marc_H Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:03 PM
ok it is very simple the republicans need to grow a pair the media will nver give the, cedit, so do the right thing 1. no budget, no deal 2. stop all continuing resolutions until there is a deal and budget obama holds out, fine, no deal, we go off the cliff it is not like obama can be trusted to keep his word, he won't and it is not like we will not fall anyways, $100 trillion in debt is a major problem screw the traitors

Yesterday evening we reported the details of House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" compromise offer to the White House, which offered real ideological concessions, to the tune of $800 Billion in new revenues.  The plan -- originally conceived last year by the Democratic co-chairman of the debt commission, Erskine Bowles -- also calls for the reduction of both discretionary and mandatory spending, making needed (albeit small-ball) reforms to the largest drivers of our debt.  Unlike the president's risible, widely-panned proposal last week, Republicans' new negotiating posture offers genuine compromise: (a) It has bipartisan origins, (b) it achieves "balance," (c) it...