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

Petrus64 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:29 PM
"so now it's okay for the GOP to screw over old people? Okay. " Compared to what? Don't people live longer now anyway? And you think there's any comparison to the damage the Left is doing? Inflation; eating their fixed income away. ACA; just wait until that really hits the elderly. EPA; Also going to screw over old people on fixed income when energy costs go through the roof. Etc Etc

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: