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

RGR25 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:57 PM
If I were a widow living in an Afghani cave with six children, the first would qualify. If I were unemployed, chronically ill, about to lose my house and had no medical insurance the second would qualify. If I were the president of an American Weapons Manufacturing company none of them would qualify, they would all be considered poverty to me.

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: