In response to:

Why Liberals Hate the New Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

Panda Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:23 PM
Harry wrote: "Commodities fluctuate, regardless of who is President. We use too much gasoline anyway." Harry, that's not an answer--not that I would expect one from you. Commodities fluctuate? That's your response? You didn't say a single word to counter my argument. The fact is, we've printed an insane amount of cash, thus depressing its value in buying on the world market. Harry, if you're not even going to try, then quit wasting our time. Commodities fluctuate? Sheesh.

The short and obvious explanation is that the revamped proposal emphasizes spending reductions, which is a blow to Democrats' false mantra du jour; namely, that the country doesn't have a spending problem.  The Atlantic's Derek Thompson gripes that the new bipartisan framework, advanced by the former co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission earlier this week, emits a distinct whiff of Republicanism. The MSNBC crew is predictably unimpressed, as are lefty bloggers like