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

renny4 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:10 PM
Keeping taxes down on EVERYONE WILL GIVE THE EC. A BOOST, maybe. $250,000 is a middle class business.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:30 PM
He doesn't WANT the economy to recover, renny.
If that happened, no one would be sucked into his stupid ideas.
His power comes from having people in need.

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: