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

Pennsylvania Voter Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:06 AM
OK House of Representatives, it's push back time. Either the WH and Senate put up front spending cuts in place first with no return promises for increasing taxes or just walk away. We sent you there to stop the madness and it needs to stop here and now. You have the authority, just use it and do the right thing. Leave the WH and Senate hanging and go home for Christmas. If you cave there will be many of you removed in 2014.

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: